CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.
CamCRAG is a registered charity (1170180) who send regular convoys of volunteers and aid from the Cambridge region to help refugees in Europe. We collect donations, hold fundraising events, fund projects overseas and raise awareness of the refugee crisis.

Donating

We have launched an emergency fund to provide aid to the over 10,000 refugees in desperate need on Lesvos following last week’s fire that destroyed Moria refugee camp. EVERY £1 DONATION WILL BE MATCHED BY CAMCRAG up to £5,000
Click here to donate to Moria emergency fund
You can still donate to our general fund, which is used to support our volunteer convoys to Calais and other operations, via the links below.

Donate £5 now by texting CAMCRAG to 70085*

*You can donate any other amount from £1 to £20 by SMS:
Text CAMCRAG followed by the amount to 70085 e.g. CAMCRAG 20 would be a £20 donation

Donate online

Donate on Facebook

If you would rather arrange a bank transfer please email treasurer@camcrag.org.uk

We rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters to provide the aid we send to Calais, and the funds we use to help refugees. We have no employees, no offices, and thus minimal administrative costs, so you can be sure any money you give goes directly to help those in need: In the financial year ending 30 June 2018, we received £31,480 from fundraising and donations, of which only £1,021 was spent on organising events and other administration.

Donating clothing, bedding, food and other items

WE ARE PLEASED THAT WE CAN NOW ONCE AGAIN TAKE DONATIONS AT THE DAILY BREAD. CURRENTLY WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE DONATIONS AT THE ASH COOP

Please DO NOT bring donations if you have a dry continuous cough, sore throat, fever or other Covid-19 symptoms, if you are waiting for a Covid-19 test result, or if you have been asked by the NHS to self-isolate.

As the Daily Bread is a food shop please PLACE YOUR DONATIONS INSIDE TWO STRONG BAGS and seal them at least 48 hours before dropping them off. Please sanitise your hands before bringing the boxes/bags into the shop.

IF YOU HAVE MORE DONATIONS THAN ONE PERSON CAN CARRY please do not bring them to the shop – email donations@camcrag.org.uk and we will arrange a drop off location, or pick up.

Daily Bread Co-Operative
Unit 3, Kilmaine Close
King’s Hedges
Cambridge
CB4 2PH
Monday 9am to 4pm
Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 4.30pm
(Closed Sunday)

What to donate (and not to donate)

We always require blankets, sleeping bags, phones with chargers, torches, and small and medium MEN’S clothes – especially hats, scarves and other warm clothes.

We will accept:
• Anything on the Help Refugees’ needs list
• Any dried or tinned food on Refugee Community Kitchen’s needs list
• Items for Greece on the Attika warehouse needs list.
• On the weekend of 3rd/4th October we are collecting some specific items as part of the Help Refugees October Collection Weekend.

We cannot take:
VEGETABLES
OTHER FRESH FOOD
DUVETS
LARGE MEN’S CLOTHING
ANYTHING ELSE NOT ON THESE LISTS

If you have a potential venue we could use for future donation sorting/drop off days – e.g. a church or village hall, sports club or community centre – please email donations@camcrag.org.uk

We’d also love to hear from you if you could act as a general drop off point or can help with storing aid, which now has to be collected in larger amounts to be shipped efficiently.

Any food donations we receive that cannot be used by refugee organisations will be donated to their volunteers or local Cambridge food banks.

Any other donations we receive that cannot be distributed to refugees will be donated to local charities or, in the case of high value items, CamCRAG may sell the items to raise funds for the charity.

Workplace Giving Schemes

We can also accept donations through workplace giving schemes.
We are set up with both the Charities Trust and the Charities Aid Foundation so if your company allows payroll giving through these organisations you can direct it to us.