CRAG is a branch of ​​​​​​​​​​Carlisle One World Centre a local charity addressing global issues. ​The company number is 4171458 and the charity number is 1088693.
LeisureFayre - you can help refugees get what they need right away!

If you do not have any material items to donate but would like to help refugees with practical items of survival - which is particularly needed during the harsh winter months - please visit LeisureFayre , where you can buy warm clothing, tents, socks, coats, blankets and other necessary items. The items listed on the page are by priority need. Everything bought at Leisure Fayre is shipped directly to the warehouse at Calais where volunteers are organised to sort and distribute them quickly.
​​​Choose Love. It’s a simple, but powerful message.

At a time when the world faces many challenges; when rhetoric of hate and division has found itself centre stage; we believe sharing this simple message has never been more vital.

We all have a choice. To be motivated by fear and animosity, to build walls and turn our backs on the world. Or to nurture the hopeful; to recognise our common future. To choose love. The world can feel broken, but everywhere these cracks are letting in light.

We’re under no illusions. We know we face some huge challenges. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned as charity, and as a community, it’s that we can all play a part in creating the world we want to see. And choosing love seems like a pretty good place to start.

So join us. Spread the message. Grab one of Help Refugees's iconic t-shirts, designed by Katharine Hamnett in a play on her famous ‘CHOOSE LIFE’ slogan. It’ll raise funds to support our incredible family of partner projects and help broadcast this message of hope and unity.

Choose Love.

Tiafi Physiotherapy and Community Centre in Turkey

There are 3.5 - 4 million Syrian refugees in Turkey, but only 10% of these refugees get government aid. Most of the refugees cannot speak Turkish and many have physical disabilities, as well as PTSD. A number of small charities and outreach groups have started up to assist these people, and one of the organisations that we support directly is Tiafi Centre.

Tiafi is a registered charity set up to empower the most vulnerable refugee women and their families so that they can find the peace, security and respect they deserve. Started by one person, Tiafi is growing fast and attracting support from volunteers and organisations worldwide who share our values of humanity, respect and interaction. At Tiafi you can find all nationalities working together, pitching in side-by-side and sharing ownership of our projects.

To achieve a safe haven, we have established a large Community Centre, where we train vulnerable women as seamstresses while their children are being looked after or helped to enter Turkish schools. We have a tea room and advice Centre where people can recuperate and get the support they need to find security. We also pay regular visits to refugee families in the local area to see how they are doing and whether we can provide assistance with food, clothing, medical care, education and work.

An important part of our work is the Physiotherapy Centre, where about 30 chiildren receive treatment on a weekly basis. Unfortunately, in Turkey there is no government system set up to help refugee children receive the treatments they need. Some of the children have neuromuscular diseases and others suffer from deformities and injuries caused by the bombings. Our physiotherapist, Mohammed, works with these children daily, and it has been part of our challenge to raise the money needed for the necessary equipment.

To learn more, please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Tiafi.org/