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We focus our efforts on raising awareness through talks and community events, fundraising for frontline charities in Europe and beyond whilst also supporting refugees and asylum seekers locally.

Our principles:

  • we want to help a small number of people a lot
  • we want to make the people and the issues real 
  • we want to connect people with the issues
  • we want to support projects that have connections in one way or another with our local community

Marlow’s Ukraine Response Fund

A fundraiser for Ukrainian families who will be coming to Marlow and the local area was launched at our Annual Meeting on Friday 1 April.

In conjunction with the Marlow Ukraine Collective community group we are fundraising to ensure that when our Ukrainian guests arrive in Marlow the community is able to offer them the support that they need. As of 2nd April, the Marlow Ukraine Collective has over 30 families/individuals within their network who have applied to become hosts for 90 Ukrainian guests (over half of whom are children).

This money will be ringfenced for enabling access to education, school uniform/footwear, educational resources and recreational activities.

Please donate if you can to help us reach our initial target of £2000.

Ukraine update 30 March

Please take a look at our latest news post with exciting news of Ukrainian families applying to come and live with families in Marlow; and a brand new organisation – Marlow Ukraine Collective – which has been set up to help facilitate this and connect the host families.

Advisory Board

We have set up an Advisory Board to increase our knowledge of the current refugee situation. Find out more about why it was set up and how it works here.

Afghani refugees in High Wycombe

MRA is in regular contact with Wycombe Refugee Partnership who support refugee families in the area. They are currently hoping that accommodation can be found for a second family from Afghanistan. WRP send out requests for specific items, or specific help, as they identify them and we will ensure that these are promoted through our social media as well. You can follow WRP to get the latest updates here: www.facebook.com/groups/1069995593044656

Phones for refugees

Mobile phones are still needed for refugees who have recently arrived in the UK. We attended the All Saint’s Church Fun Day in September and had a Donation Station for mobile phones – we were delighted to receive so many and are happy to receive more. These will go to refugees via Care4Calais. Please visit www.phones4them.org.uk to donate a phone.


More information on the number and types of displaced persons, their origins and countries where they are currently living, can be found on the UNHCR website.