CamCRAG is a registered charity who organise regular weekend volunteer convoys from Cambridge to Calais. We also collect donations and funds to help refugees in Europe and beyond.
CamCRAG is a registered charity who organise regular weekend volunteer convoys from Cambridge to Calais. We also collect donations and funds to help refugees in Europe and beyond.
winter fair 2022

Sleepout and Fair raise record total

CamCRAG’s winter fair and sleepout last weekend were an amazing success, raising record totals for the charity and our partner Cambridge Street Aid. Over £3,000 came from sales and donations at the fair, surpassing previous years’ totals, and over £18,000 has so far been donated by supporters of the sponsored sleepout.

There is still time for you to contribute to this amazing total:
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The fair began at 1pm with a jazz band in the church grounds, as we were blessed with mild weather. This also encouraged a constant stream of visitors to the fair throughout the afternoon, who were greeted with stalls selling soup, cake and tea, art, vintage clothes, books, and bags and crafts made by refugees in Greece.

Other organisations were also represented, including student society Solidaritee and sleepout partner Cambridge Street Aid.

At about 3pm visitors were treated to a performance from the choir, before the raffle prizes were drawn and the fair closed at 5pm.

choir singing at winter fair feb 2022

Later in the evening Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner joined the sponsored sleepers for their group meal, before the sleepers settled down to a fairly noisy Saturday night in the front grounds of St Giles’. Thankfully the weather was mild, if windy, and both sleepers and tents survived unscathed to enjoy a 6am breakfast in the church before heading home.

We would like to extend a massive thank you to Liz for organising the fair, to the sleepout team for running such a safe and successful event, to the many hundreds of members of the public who came to the fair and supported the event, but most of all to the sleepers and their sponsors for their amazing fundraising efforts.