Team Refugees Welcome is fundraising

Lake Windermere Swim for Host Nottingham

£4582.00 + £901.75 Gift Aid = £5483.75
Donated to Team Refugees Welcome’s £5000.00 Goal

Team Refugees Welcome’s story

We are fundraising for HOST Nottingham to support destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds and who are desperately in need of support.

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


Host Nottingham

Host Nottingham was established in 2011 in response to the growing number of destitute asylum seekers who have no recourse to public funds and who are desperately in need of short-term accommodation. Without Host Nottingham’s support many would have ended up on the streets. In the last seven years we have hosted in excess of 130 guests and have had the privilege of working with more than 48 hosts.

We recruit and support volunteer hosts who have a spare room where destitute asylum seekers (or guests as we call them) can stay for a  period of time while they work with our part-time Project Coordinator, other organisations in the sector and their solicitors to consider their future options. 

We also run a Clothes Bank for refugees and asylum seekers and received 1200 visits last year. We also seek to educate the public in general about issues relating to refugees and those seeking asylum.

"I owe Host and everyone who gave me a helping hand when I was really destitute. I have been travelling over many miles to find a home, but it is not easy. I do not have enough words to thank Host and really appreciate everything that Host has done for me, and I wish that one day I can help other people who are in need. My thanks to everyone."



"Host Nottingham has been a real lifeline for some of our most vulnerable clients facing homelessness post grant of asylum. Without their help many of our clients would be on the streets whilst waiting for benefits they are entitled to. The work they do is invaluable to our clients.

Hannah Boyce - Advice Services Team Leader

Registered Charity Number: 1158704.

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