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Pip Wilcox

Makers 4 Refugees is a simple project founded on a desire to make a difference through making.

Raising money for
Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 01-04-2020

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Founded by Pip Wilcox in 2016, Makers 4 Refugees is a fluid and global collective of Makers who want to make a difference. 2016 was a year in which the world witnessed more than its fair share of horror. The unimaginable happened. Again and again. In Syria, in Calais, in Greece - and many other places too. There were days where many of us felt powerless and ineffectual - and aware of our privilege. On those days making can seem like an insignificant activity. But it's what us Makers can do. Our collective ability is to make objects of use and beauty. This project is about giving our making extra meaning and purpose by raising funds to support some of the people currently living through such desperate times.

2017 was our inaugural year of fundraising during which we were able to raise over £31,700 for the charity 'Help Refugees'. Pip is currently developing plans for the direction that Makers 4 Refugees will be heading in next. After taking a brief break we'll be returning in 2018 with further fundraising.

Thank you for your interest in this project.

Event details

Making a difference through our making

For our inaugural fundraising year a number of individual Makers were brought together by Pip Wilcox for this Project and each of them selected a week from the 2017 calendar. During 'their' week each Maker offered a piece or a batch of work which was auctioned on Instagram - and the entire auction proceeds were donated to Help Refugees through this fundraising page.

More information about this project can be found here:

On Instagram we are @makers4refugees and we would welcome you following us there.

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Event date

18-December-2016 09:00  - 
01-January-2020 23:55

Event type

Raffle / Auction / Ticket Sales etc.

Event already started


Donation by Anonymous
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Aim
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Nikki
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Happy to donate the little amount I can afford. Love will win.
Donation by You are enough!
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A small gesture from me on #worldrefugeeday and a reminder to myself that in whatever ways I can manage, whether big or small, I want to stand on the right side of history.
Donation by Pip Wilcox
on 20-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
A donation made on behalf of Lorraine Harlow on the Isle of Skye
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
100, Nook of the North, @violincase
Donation by Hilary Hahn
on 05-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Sophie Amirault - Silver Nook of the North Necklace - @sophieamirault
Donation by Sophie Amirault
on 04-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Thanks for all you’ve done - delighted with my auction item
Donation by Joanna Blackburn
on 04-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £32,032.60
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £32,032.60
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £32,032.60

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