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Can you support local refugees in Bath?

Can you support local refugees in Bath?

Bath Welcomes Refugees are looking for donations can you help?

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Many of you have kindly expressed an interest in helping BWR welcome Afghan refugees to Bath, including by helping with donations.

We are still waiting for details of the families we will be welcoming so, in the meantime, we are putting this call out for non-perishable foods, toiletries, cleaning products. Please check the list below.


Drop off points

The lovely café, Fox and Kit, 7, The Corridor, Bath, BA1 5AP, have generously offered to act as a drop-off point, preferably between 15:00 - 16:00; and also Southdown Methodist Church, The Hollow, Bath, BA2 1NJ. We are hoping to find other drop-off points and will confirm this as soon as we have them. Do let us know if you have a suitable premise that could be used.

If you live in Timsbury or nearby you can also drop off at The Rectory, South Road, Timsbury, BA2 0EJ. They are open for donations all weekend and 6-9 each evening. 

Widcombe Baptist Church - Pulteney Road - BA2 4JR have kindly volunteered to be a drop-off point

The University of Bath, The Edge, Activities Office and Dartmouth (leave with Joe in the Porters Office) 


Welcome Package:

Bathroom and kitchen cleaning materials

  • Mr Muscle / equivalent
  • J-cloths / equivalent
  • Scourers / dish brushes
  • Tea towels
  • Fairy liquid
  • Clothes washing powder


Non-perishable foods (Please purchase food with labels where possible and well in date)

  • Couscous
  • Rice
  • Jar sauces
  • Cereals (children)
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Dried chickpeas + other beans e.g. red kidney beans, borlotti, etc and lentils, red and green
  • Biscuits / treats
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Cooking oil
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Cardamom
  • Paprika
  • Ground cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger
  • White Sugar
  • loose leaf tea- black and green tea
  • Coffee
  • Jam
  • Fruit juice/children’s juice
  • Tomato paste + passata
  • Green olives
  • Rice 5kg both long and short grain
  • Pasta/macaroni
  • White flour
  • Baking powder
  • Yeast
  • Instant Noodles

Toiletries (new and unopened)

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes (adults and children)
  • Flannels
  • Sanitary towels
  • Deodorant (male & female, or non-scented unisex)
  • Razors
  • Shaving foam
  • Hairbrushes
  • Combs
  • Sponges
  • Generic moisturiser (?Nivea or equivalent)
  • Toilet rolls



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