Thank you to everyone who came along to our recent donations drop off in Newnham! Packages included food, 30 blankets, six sleeping bags, shoes, clothes, backpacks and other items. Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the next drop off event. The next donations drop off events will be at St Philips… Read More Thank you for your donations!
On Tuesday June 20 there’ll be laughter for a good cause at the University Centre in Cambridge. Cambridge Wine Merchants presents Wine Gums for CamCRAG, a night of comedy raising funds for our work. The night starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £10 advance and £12 on the door. The lineup includes some of the… Read More Book now for fundraising comedy night
The next CamCRAG food donations drop off event will be at St Mark’s Church, Newnham on Sunday 11th June from 1pm-3pm. Bring along your food donations to be taken on the next CamCRAG convoy to the warehouse in Calais where they will be distributed to refugees in Northern France. The current items most required are: tinned fish… Read More Food donations drop off event June 11
CamCRAG has helped fund a project providing clean blankets for refugees in Paris. We learnt from Calaid that blankets which had been donated to aid groups in the city were laying unused. Refugees on the streets are being forced to survive in horrendous conditions and there have been outbreaks of diseases and lice meaning the… Read More 2,000 blankets cleaned for refugees in Paris
The latest CamCRAG convoy has returned from Calais after a busy weekend in the warehouse organising aid for refugees nearby and in Paris. 14 people attended the convoy from Cambridge, many there for the first time, and they worked alongside our friends Herts for Refugees. The convoy worked with Refugee Community Kitchen – cooking hot… Read More Latest convoy delivers emergency bags and food
The candidates of the main parties fighting for the Cambridge seat in the General Election will be taking part in a hustings debate at Emmanuel United Reformed Church on May 17. Lib Dem, Labour, Conservative and Green candidates have confirmed their attendance at the event which is being organised by local activists who are part… Read More Local campaign groups join forces to hold election candidates’ debate on refugees, human rights and racism
Last month we made a please for our supporters to fill emergency aid bags to help with the response to the devastating fire at the Dunkirk refugee camp. We’ve had a huge response and more than 250 bags will be heading to France with our convoy this weekend. Thank you to everyone who has donated… Read More 250 emergency bags for Dunkirk – Thank you!
Our next Donations Drop Off event is on Saturday 13th May from 12noon to 2pm at Cambourne Church, Jeavons Lane, Cambourne. Please come along and give food or clothes to be distributed by aid workers in Calais and Paris. We will take them to the Calais warehouse one our next convoy. Please ensure your donations… Read More Next donations drop off, May 13
CamCRAG is collecting urgent aid packs to send to Dunkirk where thousands of refugees have been left homeless after a huge fire. Fire broke out in the Grande Synthe camp earlier this week destroying shelters and volunteer-run kitchens. The camp was home to 1,700 refugees – including 150 women and more than 200 children –… Read More Call for emergency aid packs to help refugees left homeless by fire
We are very concerned about the news from Dunkirk overnight where fire has destroyed large parts of the Grande-Synthe refugee camp. According to reports many shelters and 2 community kitchens have burnt down. The camp’s 1,700 residents, including several hundred women and children, were evacuated from the camp on safety grounds. CamCRAG will be buying… Read More Dunkirk fire, help needed