Home from Home


Crossing Cultures

Tuesday 2nd July, 6.45pm, Parish Hall, Moretonhampstead

We’re getting very, very close to welcoming a Syrian refugee family to Moretonhampstead. In fact, a local landlord has already offered accommodation, which we have accepted.

Now, with possibly only weeks to go before ‘our’ family arrives in Moreton, it’s a good time to find out how to help both the family and ourselves to be aware of cultural differences. The event is free and is open to all.

Join us at the Parish Hall in Moretonhampstead on Tuesday 2nd July from 6.45pm for a free talk by Dan Green from Bridges For Communities.

For anyone who wants to be involved in volunteering to support our family
when they arrive, this is the first step to finding out what’s involved. Contact Us if you’re interested in volunteering.

Our Aim: A New Life for a Syrian Refugee Family

Home from Home is a group of people from Moretonhampstead, in Devon, working to raise money to sponsor a refugee family under the UK Government’s Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme.

The British Government is committed to resettling 20,000 Syrian refugees by helping families who are currently living in refugee camps in the Middle East.

Although Moretonhampstead is a small town, we have a big heart.

Every year, our little community raises thousands of pounds for good causes in our local community and around the world.


We recognise that the dream of every family – wherever they are from – is to provide a safe and secure home where they can feed themselves, educate their children and enjoy a normal family life.

Home from Home wants to help make this dream come true by supporting a refugee family or families to rebuild their lives in safety in Moretonhampstead.

We cannot stop the war in Syria. We cannot solve the refugee crisis that affects millions of our fellow human beings. But we can make a difference to one family in need.

How to support us

DONATE ONLINE RIGHT NOW via our TotalGiving page.

RAISE MONEY by hosting a fundraising event – we can help with poster designs, a listing on our website, tweets on Twitter and posts on our Facebook page

PRACTICAL HELP – when our family arrives, they’ll need help with learning English, finding a job, settling into school, and learning about the British way of life. Can you help? Get in touch.

PROVIDE A HOME that a family can live in for a fair rent. Let us know if you have a property in Moretonhampstead that you’d like to let.

Photography: Main Image: DFID – UK Department for International Development [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons