How do I donate cash or other items to refugees?

The Government advises the best way to help refugees is to donate cash to humanitarian organisations or charities who are already working with refugees.

The information on the Government website lists the main charities taking donations.

For people offering clothes, bedding, books, toys and other items, the website suggests donating them to charity shops, including those run by the British Red Cross, Save the Children, and Oxfam, which accept good quality items.

The items themselves are not sent to refugees but the money raised from sales will be directed to helping refugees. More advice on donating funds or items can be found on the Government website.

If you would like to make a financial donation to the Syrian refugee families being re-settled in our borough, please email: