Help Refugees - #holidaysforgood - shelter campaign

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Donate £25 and to say thanks, you’ll have the chance of winning a holiday! Win four Canopy & Stars and Sawday's holidays, plus 70 runner-up holidays

#holidaysforgood - Help us to help refugees

Donate £25 and to say thanks, you’ll have the chance of winning a holiday! Can we reach £50,000?

 

The refugee crisis isn’t going away. There’s no obvious solution, but we feel we need to act - a human response to a human problem.

We've curated an extra-special selection of holidays and a wonderful first prize, for such an important cause. One lucky person will get to stay at four Sawday's and Sawday’s Canopy & Stars Special Places. Where you go is up to you. The first prize is worth as much as £3,500.

You’ll be able to choose your favourite four from over 75 places across the UK. From Canopy & Stars treehouses, yurts, cabins and boats, to Sawday’s cosy pubs, self-catering barns, coastal cottages, grand manor houses and quirky B&Bs. Places with character, warmth and charm. All run by lovely people, who care.

But we also have, entirely thanks to our wonderful and generous owners, 70 runner-up stays at an irresistible selection of places across the UK. From the quirky and rustic to luxury, these holidays are up to £1,000 in value and over £20,000 in total.

Why are we doing this?

The refugee situation across Europe is desperate and we feel compelled to try to help. So we've got together with our owners to support a vital camp shelter building project in Dunkirk. And we are now asking our wider community of guests to help make this happen.

Our original target was to raise over £25,000 and so create shelter for over 170 people. In less than two weeks we increased the target to £35,000 enough to create 60 shelters and help 240 people. Now, only seven days later, we have been so completely overwhelmed with the response to this campaign that we are asking: Can we hit £50,000 and help 345 people?

100% of money raised will go to Help Refugees, a brilliant UK-based charity who are the building partner of Médecins Sans Frontières. They are building much-needed shelters, kitchens and community spaces in this new camp.

Thousands of people who have fled war, violent regimes and the very real threat of terrorism in their own countries, and who wish to seek asylum in the UK, are living in the Calais and Dunkirk camps. They are living in inhumane conditions, and the ‘official’ community is doing precious little to help.

There are many grassroots organisations doing incredible work in response to the global refugee crisis, supporting displaced people in conditions which we would find impossible. We want to focus this fundraising effort on one specific project, with tangible results, so you can see exactly where your donations are going. We have thoroughly researched the best way of supporting the refugee crisis, and I have been over there to see for myself, so this is our considered response. If the situation changes dramatically in Dunkirk, then we will divert funds to another Help Refugees project within Europe.

What’s it like in Calais and Dunkirk

There are thousands of women, children, and young and old men living in totally inadequate tents and shelters. In strong winds these are easily blown down; when it rains they get wet inside causing bedding and clothes to be soaked through; in temperatures below freezing they do nothing to keep inhabitants warm, and fires spread quickly because the plastic is highly flammable.

Refugees living in these camps are especially susceptible to illness because of the cold, damp conditions and the inability to dry clothes. They cannot warm up and recover after falling ill. New-born babies are living in these conditions, and some have had to be rushed to hospital. There has been wide-spread scabies in the camp as well as measles and other contagious infections. Shamefully, the French and British Governments’ response has been to build higher barriers, demolish large sections of the camps and increase police violence - on helpless people escaping war and inhumane regimes in their own countries.

If you need any more of a reason WHY it's so important to help, then please watch this brilliant film by Jim Kroft.

The situation, and the arguments around it, are complex. The case for effective support to fellow human beings is simple.

 

What we hope to raise and the impact it will have

Through our community of guests and owners we aimed to raise £20,000. To this amount Sawday’s and Canopy & Stars have donated an additional £5,000. In less than two weeks we increased our original target to £35,000 enough to create 60 shelters and help 240 people. Now, only seven days later, we have been so completely overwhelmed with the response to this campaign that we are asking: Can we hit £50,000 and help 345 people?

By giving £25 or more you will be entered into the free-prize draw, but if you'd rather donate a lower amount we'd be so grateful for whatever you can give. Donations start from £10.

The difference this will make to those living in Dunkirk is huge. One thoroughly insulated, solid-walled, durable shelter, suitable for a family or four adults, costs £580. If you'd like to donate a shelter for four, please click on the £580 donation button.

Not because anyone wants to stay in these camps forever but because we believe these people deserve to live in a dignified way, with a roof over their heads and a door that can be locked at night.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we so hope you can help us to help refugees. Please donate now.

Donate now

Best wishes and thanks in advance.

Alastair Sawday

Founder Director of Sawday's and Canopy & Stars

 

Our generous owners supporting this campaign and the holiday prize selection

 

South East

*Wriggly Tin – 3 night stay for 2 people in a shepherd’s hut

Beechwood – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Vintage Vacations Airstream – 3 night stay for 4 people in an airstream

7 Longport – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Nut Plat Retreat – 2 night stay for 2 people in a living van

Barclay Farmhouse – 1 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Snoadhill Cottage – 1 night stay for 4 people in a B&B

The Georgian Flat – 4 night stay for 2 people in an apartment

*31 Rowan Road – 1 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*The Dairy at Streat Place Barn – 3 night stay for 2 people in a cottage

Glottenham Castle – 4 night stay for 5 people in a yurt & geodome

Swan House – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*The Ship Inn – 2 night stay for 2 people in an inn

 

South West

Harptree Court – 1 night stay for 2 people in a treehouse

The Oakhouse – 3 night stay for 2 people in a cabin

Home Orchard Cabin – 2 night stay for 2 people in a cabin

Bramblewood Yurt – 2 night stay for 2 people in a yurt

Quiet of Stars – 3 night stay for 2 people in a cabin

Tregerrin Barns – 3 night stay for 4 people in a cottage

Trewithen Tabernacle – 2 night stay for 2 people in a tabernacle

The Wild De Go – 2 night stay for 2 people on a boat

The Hideaway – 3 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*The Batmans Summerhouse – 2 night stay for 5 people in a cabin

*Bulleigh Barton Manor – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Leewood – 2 night stay for 2 people in a safari tent

*The Lamb Inn – 1 night stays for 2 people in an inn

The Old Forge – 2 night stay for 2 people in a shepherd’s hut

The Anchor Inn – 1 night stay for 2 people in an inn

*The Gate House – 4 night stay for 10 people in a house & cottage

Mundays Meadow – 2 night stay for 10 people in a camp

Lower Wiggold Cottage – a 3 night stay for 4 people in a cottage

Lima/Posey – 2 night stay for 2 people in a shepherd’s hut

*St Anne’s – 1 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

The Stables – 2 night stay for 4 people in a cottage

Jericho – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*The Beeches – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Crooks View – 2 night stay for 2 people in a shepherd’s hut

*Huntstile Organic Farm – 5 night stay for 4-6 people in a B&B or cottage

Puckshipton Arkette – 2 night stay for 2 people in a wagon

Rushall Manor – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

 

East

Little Gatley – 3 night stay for 2 people in a cottage

*The Barn, Tudor Lodgings – 3 night stay for 2 people in a barn

*Mill Farm Hay Barn – 3 night stay for 2 people in a barn

*Washingford House – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*The Stable at Belle Grove – 3 night stay for 2 people in a stable

 

East Midlands

*Mappleton Manor – 3 night stay for 6 people in a house

*The Gathering – 4 night stay for 6 people in a safari tent

*The Gorse House – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

The Old Rectory – 1 night stay for 4 people in a B&B

 

North

No 1 Harrogate – 2 night stays for 2 people in a B&B

North Shire – 3 night stay for 4 people in a hobbit house

Copper Beech Glade – 2 night stay for 7 people in 3 gypsy caravans

Ellerbeck House – 3 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*St Aidan’s – 2 night stay for 4 people in a chapel

*Thorpe Hall – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Ponden Hall – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*Nether Westwick – 3 night stay for 2 people in a cottage

 

Wales

Plas Efenechtyd Cottage B&B – 1 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*Hen Dy, Nanhoron – 7 night stay for 7 people in a house

*The Slate Shed at Graig Wen – 1 night stay for 2 people at a B&B

Penhein Glamping – 7 night stay for 6 people in a tent

*Little Oasis Pandy – 2 night for 2-4 people in a railway carriage or Gypsy wagon

*The Old Vicarage B&B – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

Come By – 3 night stay for 2 people in a Shepherd’s Hut

*The Sleepout – 2 night stay for 2 people in a cabin

Kinton Cloud-House – 2 night stay for 2 people in a yurt

Old Larch Yurt – 2 night stay for 2 people in a yurt

 

Scotland

Brockloch Treehouse – 2 night stay for 2 in a treehouse

*Melville Terrace – 3 night stay for 4 people in an apartment

Kincaple Stables – 3 night stay for 4 people in a cottage

*The Keepers Cottage – 7 night stay for 4 people in a cottage

*The Lochan Shepherd’s Hut – 2 night stay for 2 people in a shepherd’s hut

*The Peatcutter’s Croft – 2 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

*Mackeanston House – 1 night stay for 2 people in a B&B

 

* denotes pet friendly

Read the full prize draw terms and conditions here.

 

£37,937

pledged of £50,000 goal (GBP)

76% pledged

1068

backers

This project ended on Tuesday the 24th of May, 2016

This is a take what you raise project. At the end of the funding period the project owner receives all of the pledged funds.

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£580 – A shelter for four people! Free entry into prize draw plus £580 voluntary donation to Help Refugees

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£10 – Voluntary donation to Help Refugees

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£25 – Free entry into prize draw plus £25 voluntary donation to Help Refugees

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By choosing this reward, you will be entered into a free-prize draw to win a first prize of a superb Sawday's and Canopy & Stars holiday at FOUR incredible places (you decide!), plus 70 runners-up holidays to be won!

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By choosing this reward, you will be entered into a free-prize draw to win a first prize of a superb Sawday's and Canopy & Stars holiday at FOUR incredible places (you decide!), plus 70 runners-up holidays to be won!

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By choosing this reward, you will be entered into a free-prize draw to win a first prize of a superb Sawday's and Canopy & Stars holiday at FOUR incredible places (you decide!), plus 70 runners-up holidays to be won!

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You also choose to donate £100 to Help Refugees to support their work in building shelters

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By choosing this reward, you will be entered into a free-prize draw to win a first prize of a superb Sawday's and Canopy & Stars holiday at FOUR incredible places (you decide!), plus 70 runners-up holidays to be won!

You also choose to donate £1,000 to Help Refugees to support their work in building shelters

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