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Humanity’s Heart film highlighting a desperate generation’s loss of education to be broadcast during World Refugee Week.

At 21:00 on Saturday June 23rd for World Refugee Week, BMTV Sky Channel 762, Freeview: 244 (via VisionTV) will be airing “Humanity Rising in the Refugee Crisis”. Recognising the importance of Refugee Action – Colchester’s work( RAC), Humanity’s Heart has launched another crowdfund campaign, this time supporting two charities, Refugee Action – Colchester and Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI). https://www.launchgood.com/project/humanitys_heart. […]

World Refugee Week event – ‘Sharing Stories – Breaking Bread’ – Saturday 23 June, from 5-8 at Firstsite

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 […]

Fundraising volunteers needed!

At RA-C we are so grateful for all that our wonderful volunteers support us with. Volunteers are fundamental to the work we carry out locally and abroad. As a growing organisation we are now looking for a core team of enthusiastic, creative individuals who would like to support and drive forward fundraising for our group. […]

Volunteering in Calais

One of our Director’s Philip has been volunteering for the past month with the charity Care4Calais – between the middle of May to middle of June he organised 14 volunteers from Colchester to travel to Calais to volunteer. The volunteers participated in delivering much needed supplies of food,clothes and sleeping bags to refugees in Paris, […]

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 […]