About / How to help

Moray Supports Refugees is an organisation of volunteers and groups.

We’re here to work with Moray Council and other agencies to support people coming to Moray. We’re also doing what we can to ease the suffering of those who remain in camps wherever they may be.

We’re a humanitarian organisation, working towards charitable status. We’re not party political.

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Sharing information

There’s a lot of confusing and inaccurate information out there about the refugee crisis. We see sharing information about what’s really happening here and abroad as an important part of our work.

 

Practical support

We continue to receive lots of donations of clothing and supplies for refugee camps overseas. Thank you! Moray cares.  We are also seeking helpers to sort clothing, or to host a drop off point in your area.  Contact Christine Preece chrispreece1@hotmail.compacking boxes

Our sorting team have been working hard .  Great work!

 

Donations

We need warm clothing, tents, toys, toiletries, blankets and camping equipment for adults, children and babies living in refugee camps.

We’re open Mondays 10-12.30, Thursdays 2-4.30, Fridays, 11.30-2pm. See our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MorayCalAid for the latest.

Directions to Moray Supports Refugees- 2 Chanonry Road North,  (near Blind Spot) Elgin:

Go East (towards Aberdeen) through Elgin on A96.  After roundabouts, take a left signposted CHANONRY BUSINESS park and also the RECYCLING CENTRE. Go past the recycling centre and Chanonry Road North is the second road on the right. You’ll see a row of business units on your right.   Look for “Blind Spot” which is next to us. If the front access is not open, go round the back to the a glass door entrance way for all the units, near Cash For Clothes car park.

We’re also hugely grateful to our partners who have provided additional drop-off points at:

  • Babalou, High Street, Forres
  • ReBoot, Greshop Road, Forres
  • The Drop off Caravan, Pineridge, Findhorn Foundation
  • 6, Havers Place. Hopeman. If no-one in, place in Garden shed.
  • The Manse, Mary Ave, Abelour
  • 3 Mill Place Mosstodloch

 

Learn about housing help:

Positive Action for Housing is a Scottish Charity that we’ve been in touch with for some time. Have a look at the amazing work they do:

http://www.paih.org/

At any one time, the Room for Refugees Programme has between 65 and 75 families hosting refugee families, individuals or young people in Glasgow, London and Edinburgh. Each household has a dedicated caseworker from a local refugee or humanitarian aid organisation who reviews progress regularly. PAH operate strict safety criteria built on 15 years’ experience of refugee hosting, it is regularly reviewed, and this makes the programme highly reputable and trusted.

If you feel able to pledge a spare room, have a think about completing this online form: https://paih.typeform.com/to/dl4g60?