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



Many thanks to everyone who supported CRAG’s car boot sale on Sunday 29th August. Thanks to your generosity we raised over £2,000 to help Afghan refugees. 

WE HAVE NOW DONATED THIS MONEY TO ASYLUM WELCOME, an Oxfordshire-based charity currently supporting up to a hundred Afghan refugees in a local hotel during what could be an extended transition period.

COLLECTIONS: We are still waiting to find out what is needed and where collected items will be accepted (all our usual donors are inundated at the moment). As soon as we know we will update this page. Thank you for all your enquiries. 


The 12-foot high puppet of a 9-year-old Syrian refugee is walking from southern Turkey to Manchester, looking for her mother. Thousands of refugee children have made journeys like this. 

Amal is coming to Oxford on 26th October. We want children aged 7 and up to come and welcome her. We’ll be running a workshop to make a welcome banner early in October. If you’d like to come please email

Thank you very much to all the children who drew pictures of Little Amal for the CRAG Street Fair stall. We got 23 wonderful drawings in total. The CRAG committee donated 50p for each drawing. 


For the latest news about refugees

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.


Online concert

The beautiful CRAG concert 'The Road Goes On', created by our very talented Charlbury-born singer/songwriter Jenny Mahler, is now available to watch on YouTube. Please buy your recording from our Eventbrite page.

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 and we’ll send you details about how to get copies.


Contacting CRAG


Other links

Read the CRAG constitution 

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


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