I have an item of furniture/electrical appliance/clothes, curtains or bed linen, etc I would like to donate.

Thank you for your offer! Unfortunately we do not have any space to store donations that aren’t immediately needed by our two local families. When we receive any new families in the area and find out specifically what they will need we will put out a request for items on email and Facebook, and you can check our regularly updated Wishlist for our Families page.

Where else can I donate?

Cambridge RRC naturally have a lot more families than us so your donations may be needed by them, you can find information about what they need here.
Otherwise, we try to support local homeless charities where possible, such as Emmaus.

What happens to the clothes I donate?

We will take them to the family and let them choose the items that fit them the best. We have a small amount of storage space available but anything not needed or stored will be offered to Cambridge RRC or donated to a local homeless charity shop.

How can I donate money?

Please see our donations page for our PayPal link, and for our bank details in case you would consider setting up a standing order. If you’d prefer to donate money via a different method, please contact info@elyrrc.co.uk

Are donations eligible for gift aid?

Yes they are!

How will my money be spent?

We help the council by providing a lot of the things that our families need, such as bikes, school uniforms and books, as well as paying for occasional social events with the Cambridge refugees to help them feel welcomed by the community.

We are also looking for another house in Ely for a third family. Although the rent is paid for by the council, the Local Housing Association rate means that our options are limited. But with your donation we could provide a monthly rental top up, meaning a much better chance of finding a property.

How else can I help?

There are two main ways you can help the campaign if you would like to get more involved:

Join our working group: This involves meeting with local councillors, community and faith groups, organising events, media work and a whole lot of administrative work. We meet monthly and discuss these things.

Volunteering services: Such as occasional lifts, English language practice, gardening, visiting and befriending, Arabic speakers to help with translation.

Visit our Ways to get Involved page for more details of how you can help.

Other than that, we are looking for landlords who would consider renting their properties to us, and also foster parents. Contact us for details.

How can I find out more?

We have very informal monthly sessions which you can come along to to find out more about the family. Check out our calendar for the next one. Alternatively email us at info@elyrrc.co.uk