Cello Concert Fundraiser with Orlando Jopling

On the 30th May 2018, RA-C together with Orlando Jopling, Artistic Director at Roman River Music and internationally acclaimed cellist, organised a Cello Concert fundraiser at St. Botolph’s church in aid of our work. Orlando performed the first three Bach suites to an audience of over 200 people, the music was sublime and Orlando’s performance […]

‘Sharing Stories – Breaking Bread’, an event to mark Refugee Week

Colchester has a great track record welcoming refugees. Last year we welcomed 15 families from Syria an many others from around the world who came here independently and have become refugees. But what is actually like to flee your home and settle here? Every person’s situation is unique. Some have arrived through the vulnerable persons […]

Hate Incident Reporting Centre

The Refugee Action – Colchester office at 15 Queen Street is now a Hate Incident Reporting Centre. We have taken training to help report incidents and assist people who have been victims of a hate crime. It’s a pleasure to be part of such a positive action. The more Hate crime that is reported the […]

RA-C Cookery Classes

We recently started our cookery classes, beginning with two Syrian days and one Sudanese day. Our chefs proudly taught local friends how to make Baklava, Kurdish Biryani, Fattoush Salad, Sudanese Mutabbel, a Sudanese vegetable dish with a peanut butter sauce as well as many more delicious dishes. After cooking we sat together over lunch enjoying […]


We are a Community Interest Company who works with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in our community as well as abroad. We are a passionate and friendly team based in Colchester and as a growing CIC we are now actively seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who has a background in PR. Are you this person? […]

**Volunteering Opportunity**

We are looking for an enthusiastic Fundraising Manager to join our fantastic team and make a significant and tangible impact on the future of our lovely Community Interest Company and the vital support that we provide to refugees and asylum seekers in our community. Are you someone with a fundraising background and have experience of […]