What we do

Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees is a local charity formed in 2017 originally to help support refugees from Syria resettling in the Sevenoaks district, as part what is now the UK Government's global UK Resettlement Scheme. We are also helping refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine to resettle in our area. 

We are a small and growing organisation, with about 160 active volunteers. We are currently helping to support the resettlement of 12 refugee families from Syria and Afghanistan in the Sevenoaks district area, and we are now working directly with 50 Ukrainian families. 

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ما الذي نقوم به                       

سيفن أوكس ترحب باللاجئين Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees هي منظمة خيرية محلية تم تشكيلها في عام 2017 للمساعدة في دعم اللاجئين من سوريا الذين أعيد توطينهم في منطقة سيفن أوكس Sevenoaks، كجزء من برنامج إعادة توطين الأشخاص السوريين المستضعفين (SVPRS) التابع لحكومة المملكة المتحدة. وقد تطور هذا البرنامج الآن إلى خطــة الحكومة العالمية لإعادة التوطين في المملكة المتحدة.

نحن منظمة صغيرة ومتنامية ، مع حوالي 100 متطوع نشط. نحن ندعم حاليًا إعادة توطين 12 عائلات سورية لاجئة في منطقة سيفينوكس ، ونأمل في العثور على سكن لمزيد من العائلات هذا العام.

 شاهد المزيد.


TUESDAY 20 JUNE, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks 8:00 pm

More details click here.

Please download and share our flyer


Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees is now playing an active role in the Afghanistan refugee resettlement programme. But for refugees to be resettled in our area we need to find more landlords willing to rent their properties to the scheme at Local Housing Allowance rates. We need more volunteers to help us search for more landlords. 

Please see our urgent appeal for accommodation here and for the details of what is on offer to Landlords: click here.


Please see Ukraine Crisis for the latest updates, and the latest financial support for hosts. 

All of us at Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees will do what we can to help refugees and asylum seekers from Ukraine – and from all other places of conflict - resettle in the Sevenoaks District. 


Many, many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser concert on Saturday 20 May. We are extremely grateful to everyone who bought tickets and helped in other ways, and we will ensure that the money is put to good use in support of refugees as they resettle in our area. We will soon publish the total amount raised. Thank you!


We are looking for the following things:

Car seats for older children

A microwave oven

Bunk beds

Low coffee table

Pull along vacuum cleaner

We can collect. Please contact us if you can help at donateditems@sevenoakswelcomesrefugees.org or via our Facebook group or page. 

For all other items, the refugee families that we are helping to support are pretty well sorted. People have been so very generous. We have no storage facilities and so we cannot take items and hold them for future families.

If you have items that we cannot take, you might want to consider the charity Refugease in Tonbridge.

With many thanks and all best wishes, Sevenoaks Welcomes Refugees

vegetarian cookbook:          The Syrian Spoon 

Our vegetarian cookbook, The Syrian Spoon, is available to buy in local stores and online at Empathy Action's online shop. Produced by students at Sevenoaks School working together with refugees and SWR volunteers. Full of delicious vegetarian recipes and perfect for the summer! 

Pop into COOK, Sevenoaks Bookshop, The Chocolate Shop in Sevenoaks or Deniz in Seal to pick up a copy, or buy online. £12 each and all profits go to SWR. Additional charge for packing, postage and handling for online sales - see the Empathy Action website for details. Some of the 'physical' stores are only taking cash. We are enormously grateful to all these shops for selling our fundraiser cookbook.

Read a review of the cookbook here. These are limited edition so be quick!

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