Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG)

Everything you need to know about Charlbury Refugee Action Group

You will also find ongoing refugee news at where we post regularly updated information about what the group is doing, news about the refugee situation, and how you can help. The Facebook page is accessible even if you are not signed up to Facebook, though you will get more out of it if you are. If you join Facebook, you do not have to use it for any other purposes, nor do you have to publish any personal information.

Relevant information for local residents can be found on the District Council website.

If you would like to join the membership / mailing list for Charlbury Refugee Action Group, please sign up at here. This will keep you fully up to date with what we are doing, and the events we put on. We welcome your help and enthusiasm too!

Membership is free.


Our audited accounts for 2016/17 are here: please click to download.


Our season of forthcoming concerts is below. The proceeds from all our concerts and other fundraising events go to refugee relief, usually in France or Greece where charities including Help Refugees help fund grassroots, mainly volunteer organisations operating where the international NGOs often have no access.

Other events are planned this autumn and will be announced here shortly, as well under the appropriate dates on

If you wish to make a donation yourself, with the opportunity to add Gift Aid (which increases the value of your donation by 25%), please donate using this link: We cannot add Gift Aid to money paid for entry to an event.

You can also click these links to see
Our Sunday Tea Concert programme for 2017/18
The CRAG constitution
Minutes of CRAG committee meeting held on May 8 2017
Minutes of CRAG committee meeting held on September 11 2017

Collections at Waterstones are being suspended for the Christmas period. From now on, please let us know if you have items to donate and we can arrange collection in Charlbury. Email us


Charlbury Tea Concerts: Winter Series 2017-18

Each concert is held in the Memorial Hall, Charlbury at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30. Concerts last approximately one hour. Tickets are £10 and include FREE TEA AND CAKE (under 15s, £5) and may be reserved by emailing For general enquiries phone 01608 811378.
Reserved tickets should be collected and paid for at the door by 15 minutes before the performance. Otherwise seats cannot be guaranteed. Subject to availability, tickets may be bought on the door.
Click here for the full programme.

Our third Sunday Tea Concert of the 2017/18 series takes place in the Memorial Hall on Sunday December 3 at 3pm. Doors open at 2.30.

Alastair Ross (harpsichord) and Gill Ross (soprano) will perform a programme which will include:

Chaconne in G major - Handel
Sonata in D major, 1st movement - Haydn
Bach's arrangement of Alessandro Marcello's Oboe Concerto in D minor
Songs by Bach and Purcell
Italian Concerto - Bach
Pieces by François Couperin
Fandango - Soler
Bach Goes to Town - Alec Templeton

• Listen to Gill Ross here: copy and paste this link

Tickets £10 include FREE tea and cake. Under 15s £5. To book tickets in advance, email now and pay on the door. Reserved tickets will not be kept after 2.45 on the day.


And don't forget our café in St Mary's, alongside some great art and craft exhibited in the church and at other locations round town as part of the Christmas Artweeks weekend.

Last updated: Wed 15 Nov

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