Travel flexibility for a day
This gift will give someone a travel pass for a day, giving them the flexibility to get from A to B. Whether that’s to an important appointment or visiting a food bank, getting around is vital during the asylum process and for someone trying to settle into a new place.
Thousands of refugees and people seeking asylum are living in poverty across the UK. Our refugee services help them access the support they need most – including being able to travel.
Kadar was forced to leave his home in Ethiopia when he was just 13. Whilst living in a refugee camp, he started to take up running as a hobby. Little did he know that he’d go on to compete in the World Championships in Athletics, held in London, alongside some of his running heroes. Today he’s settled in Birmingham, where we helped him get a proper kit so he can carry on doing what he loves.
“I’m so grateful to the Red Cross and everyone that helped me. They not only helped me, but they gave me freedom because I put on the shoes and I’m no longer sitting at home. I open my door and I start running.”
Gifts of kindness are changing the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum across the UK, thanks to you.