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raised of £3,000 target by 83 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,421 to support the work of Refugee Children's Centres in Europe

    Dunkirk, France
    Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

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    Refugee Children’s Centres provide an escape from the harsh reality of life on a refugee camp, offering valuable play-based learning experiences, exciting and stimulating activities and a space for creative expression.

    Children in refugee camps have experienced traumatic events in their lives, from the terrors of war and the loss of loved ones to dangerous journeys and brutality at the hands of those who should have been there to protect them. They continue to live in an environment that is uncertain and ever-changing.

    The effects of trauma, stressful experiences and lack of appropriate stimulating experiences in the formative years can create gaps in a child’s development, causing lifelong negative impacts. Many refugee children have been out of the education system for a long time and some young children may never have accessed early years’ provision at all. For some children, the time spent in a refugee camp is all that they know and will make up their earliest memories.

    We believe these memories should be happy memories.

    Play is an essential part of childhood, enabling the development of vital physiological, social and emotional skills. It allows children to build self-confidence and to develop secure and trusting relationships with others; it is a means of freedom of self-expression, healing and happiness. A sense of wonder and challenge and a desire to explore and discover is the foundation for the desire to learn. Play as a form of therapy removes the barriers to learning.

    The right to play is recognised by the United Nations as a fundamental right of every child.

    Refugee Children’s Centres provides a place that meets this most basic fundamental right.

    We would be delighted if you could support us in delivering this vital service.

    Your donation will go directly towards resources for the centres and supporting long-term volunteers.

    Thank you from the Refugee Children’s Centres Team.



    • Lyndsay McDade5 years ago
      Lyndsay McDade

      Lyndsay McDade

      5 years ago

      Over £2000!! What can we say? Thank you so much to every single lovely person who has donated to the Children's Centre. Your money will be used with great care and thought. Merry Christmas, from all at Refugee Children's Centre <3

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    • John Holmes

      John Holmes

      Jan 30, 2017

      I read about this very good cause on the Rotary website. It appears well worth supporting.John (Rotary Club of Princes Risborough)


    • Annie Asgard

      Annie Asgard

      Jan 29, 2017

      Lyndsay, I'm working part time now so I'm doing what I can... Love to all the volunteers and kids/families. xx


    • Emma Dibben

      Emma Dibben

      Jan 26, 2017

      Thank you for all your hard work at the Children's Centre. This donation is from sales of cards that we made in collaboration with the children when we were there last April. Emma, Elaine and Liz x


    • sharon kenny

      sharon kenny

      Jan 25, 2017


    • Cheryl Thompson

      Cheryl Thompson

      Jan 23, 2017

      Thank you for all of your amazing work. I wish I could help more. Xx


    • Jade Holford

      Jade Holford

      Jan 14, 2017

      Keep up the incredible work! Love Delilah and Jade X


    • Hannah and Rosie

      Hannah and Rosie

      Jan 3, 2017

      A friend of ours is off to work with you today. Keep up the amazing work.x

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