The Big Cambridge-Calais Sleepout 2020
raised by 1 donations
of £10,000.00 Target Goal
£10,000.00 Target Goal
Nobody should sleep outside in winter but many people have no choice. For the rough sleepers on the streets of Cambridge and the refugees in northern France who sleep on waste land around Calais and Dunkirk,homelessness is not their fault. They may be in this situation because they have lost their job, have family or health problems, have fled persecution, or because their home in Syria or Kurdistan was destroyed by bombs. They all face the same struggles, conditions and stigmatisation. Help us support these people by supporting our sponsored sleepout at St Giles' Church on the corner of Castle Hill, on 15th February.. We will use the proceeds from the event to support CamCRAG's convoys to Northern France, the Cambridge Churches Homeless Project (CCHP), and groups supporting women who experience homelessness.
For the public benefit: 1) the relief of people in need by reason of ill health, financial hardship or other social and/or economic disadvantage in particular people who are refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in need by providing and assisting in the provision of healthcare facilities, food, water, shelter and clothing. 2) the advancement of education among people living in refugee camps by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities and resources for education. 3) the promotion of human rights (as set out in the universal declaration of human rights and subsequent united nations conventions and declarations) in particular among refugees and asylum seekers by all or any of the following means: monitoring abuses of human rights; obtaining redress for the victims of human rights abuse; contributing to the sound administration of human rights law; and raising awareness of human rights issues. in furtherance of that object but not otherwise, the trustees shall have power to engage in political activity provided that the trustees are satisfied that the proposed activities will further the purposes of the charity to an extent justified by the resources committed and the activity is not the dominant means by which the charity carried out its objects.Charity Registration No. 1170180