Collection for Refugees Arriving from Afghanistan

Sunday 19th September - Sunday 3rd October

We are all aware of the arrival of up to 20,000 refugees arriving in the UK from Afghanistan.  Many of these people have fled with their families for safety, having supported the UK military effort.  Most have travelled with almost nothing beyond the clothes they stood in.  

Farnham Help for Refugees are a long-established Waverley charity that was originally set up to provide for those living in the refugee camps of northern France and Belgium.  Farnham Help for Refugees are currently running a campaign to collect essential items in support of UK based refugees, particularly from Afghanistan.

Haslemere Parish aim to help meet their needs by collecting the list of items further down this page.   We are looking to bless people with our donations, so please consider donating items that can still reasonably be used.

To help with shipping costs, if each donation could also donate £1 that would be a very big help.  Please see below:

Beginning immediately, please bring your donations into St Bartholomew’s Church, which is open each day from 9:00am until around 4:00pm.  The collection will continue until Sunday 3rd October, Harvest Festival Sunday, at which we shall give thanks for all that has been donated.

Here is a list of what we are collecting:


  • Men’s clothes (winter only; s/m/l)
  • Women’s clothes (winter only; s/m/l)
  • Women’s shoes (winter only)
  • Men’s trainers and walking boots (max size 11)
  • All children’s and baby clothes
  • No summer clothes


  • Shampoo, soap, body wash and deodorant
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Razors (disposable)
  • Sanitary towels (not tampons)
  • Laundry powder (ideally in small boxes)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Nappies (disposable only)

Please Note

  • Mobile phones with chargers are also required.
  • All toiletry items must be un-opened
  • All clothes in new or as-new and clean condition please!
  • No men’s shoes larger than size 11
  • No duvets, but blankets are needed.


To donate £1, please go to  Select 'Donate with Churchsuite' and then select ‘Harvest Festival 2021’ from the drop-down list.  Alternatively, please just put a £1 in a bag with your donations.