Refuge returns on Sunday the 17th of December at Griessmühle in Berlin. The fundraising party will take over three rooms at the venue, running for up to 24 hours. Nick Höppner, Soundstream, Jennifer Cardini, and Pär Grindvik are amongst the first artists revealed.
Refuge was launched in Berlin during winter 2015 to show solidarity with refugees. It now promotes the activities of and raises funds for various homeless and refugee organisations in the city. With three events at :// about blank, Prince Charles, and Sub Club in Glasgow, Refuge has raised 13,000 EUR so far. The core issues Refuge highlights are freedom of movement, freedom of expression and safe accommodation.
Beginning at 10am there will be a hot food stall provided by a Syrian street-food project, with vegan and meat options. The money collected will be donated to:
Klik: A meeting place for young people who are primarily on the street. Providing facilities including food, medical, counselling, lawyers and internet access - https://klik-berlin.de/
Berliner Obdachlosenhilfe: Berlin Homelessness Association
Bündnis Neukölln; Neukolln Alliance works to oppose the discrimination of individuals or social groups based on their ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief or sexual identity.
Give Something Back To Berlin: GSBTB makes social engagement and neighbourhood work accessible to the large migrant population of Berlin. Their projects range from working in homeless centres, mentorship programs for underprivileged youth, working with the elderly or creative work with children.
Frauenzimmer: A non-profit and safe house for women and children escaping domestic violence, the women are supported in returning to work, children's education, residency permits and much more. http://www.frauenzimmer-ev.de/