Brightwell Supporting Refugees

Brightwell Supporting Refugees (BSR) was set up in 2015 by a group of villagers who wanted to do something to help the growing number of refugees and displaced people fleeing from conflict and persecution worldwide. BSR became a registered charity in 2018 and has raised more just under £80,000 by the end of 2022 through local events and generous donations. Its objects are the relief of poverty of refugees and asylum seekers, with a focus on helping the welfare and education of refugee children and their families. BSR also promotes and raises awareness within our local community of the plight of refugees.

Like many villages and towns across the UK, we have responded quickly to the plight of people fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. A number of Ukrainian families are now living in our village and through our support network, BSR has helped them and their hosts in various ways, in particular with learning English.

BSR has run a variety of fundraising events since 2015 including talks by authors, filmmakers and playwrights; Christmas markets; jazz evenings; quizzes and village trails; and bistros. You can support BSR by coming to our local fundraising events or by making a donation, or both! Please see our website for further details.

BSR is a registered charity number: CC no. 1179821 and is also registered with HMRC for Gift Aid.