‘One Cranleigh’ Working together to support the refugees of Ukraine.
ONE SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY
HELP CRANLEIGH PROVIDE HOMES TO UKRAINIAN REFUGEES
DONATE £10 A MONTH TO JOIN OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY
TO RENT HOMES FOR UKRANIAN REFUGEES IN CRANLEIGH
If you, like millions around the world, are seeing what’s happening in this appalling war in Ukraine and are wishing to help, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to do just that, here in Cranleigh.
One Cranleigh is a concept developed out of the desire to try and help the people of Ukraine in some practical way by offering homes within our community.
The Government’s humanitarian request to offer Ukrainian refugee’s space in our own homes is a fantastic idea, and welcomed by a large number of our population. Sadly, for many of us, it is simply impractical due to limited space or inability to commit that space for long periods.
We will find suitable properties for each family, including those, with special needs, where a private space is essential for the wellbeing of everybody. We want to offer a degree of dignity back to these people, who have fled their homes with nothing, but a suitcase we would consider too small for a weekend trip.
We will use some of the funds to provide a home and a life not just a house. Food banks and charity shops provide an excellent service but it’s the things we take for granted. The ability to choose the food you eat, some money to buy even just the basic of needs to make life bearable. These are proud people who had lives not unlike ours and suddenly they have nothing, no home, no belongings. We will try to give them back the feeling of hope and a little bit of pride with the ability to choose, even if it’s only buying some new underwear and essential clothes for their children.
How Can You help?
One Cranleigh is the catalyst to combine all the Faith groups, Charitable organisations, Parish Council, local businesses and the people of the village into a single action-group to provide homes for as many Ukrainian families as the funds raised will support. The more we raise, the more families we can help.
This can only work with your support and generosity, that will allow us to offer some relief for Ukrainian Refugees, just until they can return safely to their homeland.
How much do I donate and for how long?
We ask you to donate a minimum of £10 per month for one year. The more you can afford each month, the more we can achieve. One-off payments of any amount are equally welcome and will go into the same pot of contributions, until there is sufficient to help families in the following ways;
- We will rent properties to give Ukrainian families a private space in which to live while they stay in the UK.
- Provide food, clothes, toys etc
- Provide general living necessities such as beds and furniture
- Enable days out to spend with their families and other Ukrainians in order to promote their enjoyment and self-esteem
Some Government benefits are available and will be used wherever possible, but these will inevitably be insufficient when you start with nothing.
The more you can afford, the more Ukrainian families we can help in Cranleigh
Cranleigh’s motto is:
‘Cranleigh Habet Caritatem’ which means ‘Cranleigh Cares’.
Let’s live up to our moto