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Quiz Night raises over £1000 for refugees

The Quiz and Chilli night organised by Charlbury Refugee Action Group on May 6 raised £1065, as a result of amazing teamwork by no fewer than fifteen people that resulted in an extremely enjoyable evening combined with some very useful fundraising. Thanks so much to you all.

Here's how CRAG is spending this latest tranche of money.

We are giving £450 to a fund set up by the charity Help Refugees for camps in northern Greece. It emphasises the needs specifically of women and children in the camps. The fund uses MyDonate to receive money, so there are no commissions.

If you would like to make a personal donation to this work, and you pay income tax, you can add Gift Aid, increasing your donation by 25% at no cost to you. The site to use is

The camps at Calais and Dunkirk are extremely under provisioned at the moment, especially when trying to find tents and bedding for 30-50 new arrivals DAILY at Calais. We are giving £450 to CalAid, a charity trying to meet those needs. Last month we gave money to the Calais Kitchens food fund, and this one would cover a wider range of needs. CalAid also use MyDonate so there is no commission.

If you wish to make a donation yourself commission-free, once again you can add Gift Aid: the link is

There are upwards of 500 asylum seekers and refugees 'camping' on the streets in Paris in dire conditions. Support for them is not well organised, but we are in touch with a woman (Danika Jurisic) who lives in Paris who is distributing food, sleeping bags etc as best she can, with a group of other volunteers. We are giving her £200 towards this work. If you wish to donate yourself, please email for details.

These are all drops in their respective oceans, but each drop makes a tremendous difference to those who benefit. CRAG is very grateful to you for making this possible, and being part of the contribution that Charlbury makes. People in towns and cities across the country, indeed across the world, are doing similar things and the end result is fantastic.

Jon Carpenter, Secretary

Jon Carpenter · Sun 15 May 2016, 11:05 · Link

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