We are proud to announce that we are including a fundraising drive for Cultural Style Week 2023 so that we can support Refugee Action and Refugee Education UK who do great work to help displaced people.
Cultural Style Week event empowers migrants, displaced people, and their descendants living in diverse cities across the world, to celebrate and share their cultural diversity through fashion and personal style!
Since our spectacular launch, we have grown from strength to strength and Cultural Style Week has become more than just a week-long event. This new movement continually brings people together across cultures and from all walks of life championing cultural tolerance and acceptance through harmonious dialogue.
“An important element of cultural style is about forging connections with heritage
and ancestry. That’s why we felt an acute need to support those who have been uprooted from their homes and must now create new lives in a different country. Our 2023 charity partners Refugee Action and Refugee Education UK do amazing things to help people in these circumstances.”
Candy-Ellie Graham - Cultural Style Week Founder
Refugee Action has supported refugees and people seeking asylum since 1981. They believe in humanity and help and support people who've survived some of the world's worst regimes including violence, disaster and persecution. Refugee Action helps those with refugee status to settle into their new homes and communities – everything from helping children into schools, to support booking doctor's appointments, and ensuring they get a hot meal when they arrive.
They give expert advice and guidance to those struggling to navigate the failing and unfair asylum system helping them to uphold their human rights and live free from poverty. With Refugee Action beside them, they can build safe, productive lives in the UK.
"Refugee Action are so pleased to be chosen to be a part of Cultural Style Week this year. Our work offering provides essential support to refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. This means that our community of clients, staff and supporters is filled with people from many cultures. We are so looking forward to celebrating this diversity during Cultural Style Week in May!" Hollie Clements, Community and Events Fundraising Manager, Refugee Action.
Refugee Education UK equips young refugees and asylum seekers in the UK to build positive futures by thriving in education. For each of these young people, REUK offers guidance in overcoming the significant barriers to accessing education, supports their achievement of significant education outcomes and helps them use their education to create meaningful futures in leadership and employment. REUK’s flagship education mentoring programme matches young refugees with trained volunteer mentors across London, the East of England, Oxford and Birmingham; their educational wellbeing programme addresses the acute educational and mental health challenges that some young people face. The educational progression programme supports young people looking to access further and higher education, and their training programme upskills practitioners and professionals in supporting young refugees. REUK also conducts research in the UK and internationally on the subject of refugee education.
"We are honoured to be one of the charity partners for Cultural Style Week. As we support young people who have had to flee their homes because of war to build more hopeful futures through education. We are delighted to be part of this celebration of the cultures, fashion, beauty and style of so many of their countries of origin. Join us in getting involved!"
Catherine Gladwell, Founder and Chief Executive, Refugee Education UK
Get involved and support our charity partners!
Cultural Style Week is something that everyone can be a part of. If you would like to organise an event or activity at your school, company, community or faith centre, please consider giving participants the opportunity to make donations to these amazing causes. Visit www.culturalstyleweek.com/getinvolved for more info.
If you already planning to take part please pledge your participation and let us know you will be taking part and we will send you a fundraising pack https://www.culturalstyleweek.com/pledge