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RAISE - Refugee Action in Somerset East

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Christine Kaltoft

This winter we're aiming to send 1,000 pairs of socks from Somerset to those in need, and we need YOUR help to do it!

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Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 25-01-2019

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RAISE - Refugee Action in Somerset East is a small local charity enabling people like you to do something to help those fleeing war and persecution.
Having warm, dry feet is a basic need and links directly to well-being and health. Many refugees will not have even this essential comfort that most of us take for granted.

Event details

Save Our Soles!

In this campaign we aim to collect donations of both new socks, and money to buy socks. The socks donated will be given to refugees in Calais, Greece and Syria through our regular distribution networks. For more information on where to donate them, please see our website:

The money you donate here will go straight to Help Refugees so they can buy socks for those in need. 
£5.50 will buy 3 pairs of men's winter socks.
£11.00 will buy 6 pairs. Any amount you give will help!
Thank you for giving someone the gift of warm feet this winter!

UPDATE! By Christmas Eve we had surpassed our target of 1,000 socks, and now with a few more post Christmas donations we have the grand total of 1,255 pairs of new socks! Many of these socks are already on the feet of refugees in Calais, Syria and Greece. We continue to accept donations of socks and other items which we send on to our partner charities, so if you can donate please do not hesitate to contact us!

Event date

01-November-2018 00:00  - 
25-December-2018 00:00

Event type

Donations only

Event is completed


Donation by Laura foster
on 18-12-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Save our Souls [C&G donation] keep on giving xx
Donation by Laurel Linden
on 17-12-2018
Donation given in lieu of Christmas Cards this year.
Donation by James Hood
on 15-12-2018
Donation by Carol Austen
on 13-12-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Wonderful work you all do.
Donation by Fiona White
on 13-12-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Donation by Lucy Marshall
on 12-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Brilliant idea. Great work x
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-12-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 26-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Hi - I really hope you make your target, and look forward to being able to help out in person soon! Best wishes, Vanessa
on 25-11-2018
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £325.00
Offline Donations: £1,971.00
Total Raised: £2,296.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,347.25

Donations closed

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