Community

Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG)

Charlbury Refugee Action Group (CRAG):

  • Raises funds to assist in the alleviation of poverty, distress, ill health and homelessness among refugees
  • Aims to promote and raise awareness in the local community of the human rights of refugees
  • Campaigns for the humane and sensitive treatment of refugees
  • To make a donation please visit our JustGiving page
  • To make a donation by bank transfer to CRAG Coop Bank use account 65789036 sort code 089299. Email treasurer@charlburyrefugee.org.uk for Gift Aid form to benefit CRAG a further 25% on your donation.
  • Please check the CRAG Facebook page
  • Become a CRAG member and keep up to date with what we are doing by signing up to join CRAG. It's free and you receive our newsletters. SIGN UP NOW.

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***Responding to the latest tragedy in the Channel***

This week’s awful tragedy, the biggest loss of life by drowning in the Channel in years, has highlighted the plight of refugees trying to get to the UK. 

Here are things you can do NOW:

  • Donate to our fundraising campaign via JustGiving. We will divide proceeds equally between Safe Passage, who campaign for safe and legal routes for child refugees to join family members in the UK, and to Calais Appeal to assist in relieving the suffering for those in Calais. Click HERE to make a donation.
  • Read this joint statement signed by over 150 organisations calling for compassionate action now. The vital message can be said in a few words: deterrent policies kill; safe routes now!
  • Watch this factual video put out by Refugee Action, an organisation that knows from its own work and daily experience how desperate the people are who seek refuge in this country. It explains the many reasons why the Nationality and Borders bill should be scrapped.
  • Write to a peer or a bishop in the House of Lords asking them to resist the bill. CRAG committee member Fran has written this template letter that you can re-use. And here’s a useful site to help select appropriate peers to write to: https://www.writetothem.com/lords
  • THANK YOU

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CRAG concerts. Steps we’re taking to keep you safe

  • Seating will be socially distanced in bubbled groups.
  • The hall will be well ventilated. Please dress warmly.
  • Please do not attend if you have any Covid-like symptoms unless you have had a recent negative Lateral Flow Test.
  • Sadly, we have decided not to serve tea and cakes at present.
  • Please do not attend unless you are fully vaccinated.
  • Please wear a mask when you are circulating

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CRAG recipe booklets

  • Cracking Cakes and Brilliant Bakes features 23 recipes for the mouth-watering teatime treats enjoyed by so many at our concerts, cafés, and tea parties. The recipes include maple nut cake, toll house cookies, Earl Grey & raspberry cake and orange & almond cake.
  • The Full Mezze contains12 delicious vegetarian recipes with a Middle-Eastern twist
  • The Fantastic 5 includes five one-pot, plant-based recipes from around the world
  • Please email recipes@charlburyrefugee.org.uk and we’ll send you details about how to get copies.

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Contacting CRAG

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Other links

Read the CRAG constitution 

Read our privacy policy and privacy statement. There is additional information on the sign-up form.

THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST AND SUPPORT

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