Action Foundation is an award-winning charity based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Through our free English language school and supported housing projects we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants experiencing isolation in Tyne and Wear and provide opportunities to help them overcome their exclusion. We empower the people we support to: avoid homelessness, integrate into the local community, develop skills, gain employment, increase independence and confidence as well as overcome their isolation. 

This year we have 12 amazing runners who will be taking on the Great North Run in September. All money raised will allow us to continue and strengthen our support for vulnerable refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. 

Will you support us to meet our fundraising target?  

The fundraising team:Curtis Irvine. Jack  McCann . Emma Johnston. Maria  Figueira. Jane Pollinger. Abbie Rai. Joe Thorpe. Kate Townsend. Carlos Rosales. Francesca Speed. Helen Joyce. Lewis Williams.

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£5,744.86 raised of £3,300.00 target


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Action Foundation, based in Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland, provides free English language classes and through our supported housing projects we support refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants experiencing isolation in Tyne and Wear.

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  • Tue, September 17 2019, 3:26 PM : What a great story.... these parents must be SO proud 🎓🎓🎓 #RefugeesWelcome https://t.co/xP4yBsoz9K
  • Tue, September 17 2019, 3:25 PM : RT @IMIX_UK: We're supporting our partners in Dunkirk today where more than 700 people, including families & young children were evicted fr…
  • Tue, September 17 2019, 2:33 PM : Meet the newbies: Our team is growing... say hello to Joel Sinyard our new Partnerships Development Executive and A… https://t.co/PQ0N26ZUfs
  • Tue, September 17 2019, 8:44 AM : RT @refugeecouncil: Glad but not surprised to learn that the vast majority of UK business leaders believe that people seeking asylum should…
  • Mon, September 16 2019, 2:52 PM : Have you got a spare room? Come along to our Action Hosting Open Evening in Newcastle on 23 Sept to find out how we… https://t.co/zTLAdvpeGc
  • Mon, September 16 2019, 9:35 AM : RT @Refugees: How can businesses help refugees? 7 innovative ideas: #WithRefugees https://t.co/l57GV7gVzU
  • Mon, September 16 2019, 9:00 AM : In the news: 4 small boats carrying 41 migrants including 2 children have been intercepted in the Channel -… https://t.co/QyppB2Qbes