Support vulnerable refugees this summer by throwing an Action Foundation Garden Party Fundraiser at home. If you’ve spent lockdown perfecting your garden, or funking up your yard, here’s a fun excuse to get your friends and family over to show it off!

We’ll kit you out with a party pack with some ideas to get your started, but you can throw your party however you want.

Afternoon tea with cakes and cucumber sarnies, pimped up prosecco on the patio or how about a fake festival? This fundraiser is for everyone!

Garden Party

All Action Foundation asks is that you aim for a fundraising target of £50 and share some pics of the fun on social media tagging @actionfdn.

The money raised directly supports refugees and people seeking asylum here in Tyne & Wear adapt to their new lives in the region. People seeking asylum have often fled war and persecution, have limited English and are at risk of homelessness.

Through Action Foundation’s powerful combination of supported accommodation, free English classes and social interaction drop-ins, beneficiaries are given the tools to be able to move on with their lives.

One of the people Action Foundation supports talked about the impact this has had on their life: “I have a regular house to live in that I can be proud of, I’m learning English and I’ve been able to see a doctor and a dentist for the first time in 10 years!”

Fundraising and Grants Officer Abi Walker said: “We’re so excited to launch our Garden Parties fundraiser this year – after a long period of lockdown it’s a great excuse to reconnect with friends and family while raising money for refugees and asylum seekers in the area! One of our supporters is planning a festival in her back garden and we can’t WAIT to see how it goes down with her guests. Watch this space!”

Just get in touch with [email protected], and the team will send you a Garden Party Pack so you can get party planning! You can get more information about our Free Party Packs and Printable Downloads here

Downloadable Garden Party Toolkit