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.

Donating

> Donating goods
> Donating money
> Gift tokens
> Workplace giving schemes
> Donation sorting and drop off days
> What do we do with unsuitable donations?

Donating goods

On May 28th, we will hold a Donations Event from 2 to 5 PM at St. Andrew’s Church in Girton for certain much-needed items. Click here for more details and a list of what donations we will accept at St. Andrew’s.

Email donations@camcrag.org.uk if you have any questions about donating goods.

Donating money

You can donate to CamCRAG’s general funds by text message, online via JustGiving, or through Facebook:

  • Donate £5 now by texting CAMCRAG to 70085. You can donate any other amount from £1 to £20 by sending an SMS with the message CAMCRAG followed by the amount. For example, texting CAMCRAG 20 makes a £20 donation.
  • Donate on Facebook
  • Donate on JustGiving
  • Bank transfer. To 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 2021, we received £25,484 from fundraising and donations, of which only £334 was spent on administration. (See our annual report for more details.)

Gift tokens

Not sure what to buy someone for a birthday? Fed up with buying something just for the sake of it?

This year, why not give them a CamCRAG gift token? All funds raised will be used to buy much needed aid for refugees across Europe on their behalf.

The CamCRAG gift tokens are available in electronic or paper versions from £5.

You can combine this thoughtful gift with one of our lovely greeting cards designed by local artists.

To find out more or to order, please email fundraising@camcrag.org.uk.

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. We also accept CAF Charity Vouchers.

Donation sorting and drop-off days

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

We would 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.

What do we do with unsuitable donations?

Any donations we receive that cannot be distributed to refugees are either sold to raise funds or donated to local charities.

Items are sold at various fund-raising events and also on our new eBay page.