We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to our latest fundraising night and helped raise an amazing £1,500. The money will help support a trip to Greece this week by two of our committee members. CamCRAG chair Lara and convoy organiser Sarah are visiting refugee aid organisations to… Read More Music night raises £1,500 for Greece refugee aid trip
Our latest convoy was in Calais this weekend. 15 people in 3 cars and one van volunteered for the trip and worked in the warehouse there sorting clothes and food to be distributed to refugees in the area. They also took donations collected locally including warm clothing and sleeping bags for refugees on the streets in… Read More February’s convoy
The Internet’s most shared image of 2016 is being auctioned to raise money for Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group. The only signed print of one of the biggest viral hits on social media in recent months, a Beatles-inspired montage of the celebrities who passed away in 2016, has been donated to the charity by the… Read More Viral hit of 2016 auctioned for refugees
Book your tickets now for our biggest fundraiser of the year so far – a celebration of the musicians we lost in 2016. LegacyAid, on Saturday, February 18 at 7pm, at NCI Sports & Social Club on Holland Street, will feature musicians reinterpreting and performing songs by some of the late and great artists who… Read More Book tickets now for LegacyAid!
Refugee groups in Cambridge are urging local residents to respond to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban by taking positive action. The US president has received widespread condemnation from within the US and across the globe for his decision to bar refugees from several Middle Eastern countries. Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group (CamCRAG) and Cambridge Refugee Resettlement… Read More Refugee groups call on Cambs residents to respond to Trump’s politics of hate
CamCRAG committee member Ed Sexton has been working in Northern France recently to support the refugee groups there. He has sent this blog explaining the current situation following the closure of The Jungle camp in Calais last year. The Calais refugee camp known as ‘The Jungle’ may have gone, but the refugees have not. Thankfully neither… Read More The current situation in Northern France
With temperatures set to plummet in Paris in the coming days and many refugees living on the streets CamCRAG is sending emergency bivvy bags. Refugee workers in Paris say there are fears the people living in tents could suffer hypothemia, and bivvy bags are needed to add an extra layer of insulation around sleeping bags.… Read More Sending emergency aid to refugees on freezing Paris streets