Sponsor Hugh Massam for The Big Cambridge-Calais Sleepout 2020
raised by 12 donations
of £500.00 Target Goal
£500.00 Target Goal
Story of Sponsor Hugh Massam for The Big Cambridge-Calais Sleepout 2020
Hi I’m Hugh. I live in Cambridge with my family and took my daughter over so we could volunteer and help in the Jungle back when it was there. That was confronting enough – I simply can’t imagine how it is to be a foreign refugee with minimal French, sleeping rough on the streets of Calais or Paris, in winter, knowing you’re not wanted there – so I wanted to do a bit to help. If I’m honest the sleeping outside for one night will not be too bad for me, I’m fit and healthy and I can go home to my comfortable house the next day - just like many of today’s refugees used to (most refugees that I spoke to had left comfortable homes behind when they were forced to flee). But I hope my sleepout is a chance for me to reflect on how it could happen quite easily: fate could suddenly intervene and a string of bad luck could put any of us on the streets. There are so many calls on our money these days: but your funds will go directly to providing key basics for homeless and vulnerable people both here in Cambridge and among refugee communities.
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.See other opportunities to help us here. Follow the latest events and trends in the philanthropy space hereCharity Registration No. 1170180