Social Action and Community
At Ely Cathedral we care passionately about justice for people and for all God's creation.
Supporting the peoples of Central Turkey and North West Syria
In response to the terrible devastation of the earthquake in Central Turkey and North West Syria, we invite you to contribute to the humanitarian aid effort coordinated by the Disasters Emergency Committee. You can donate via their website
Supporting the peoples of Ukraine
The Disasters Emergency Committee are taking donations and the UK Government have said they will match public donations (pound for pound up to £20 million). More information and how to donate can be found here
Rebuild Ukraine is a non-profit organization which provides vital support for Ukraine's defenders, refugees, and children affected by the war. From a distribution centre in Ternopil (western Ukraine) humanitarian aid is delivered to to sixty destinations, including military units and hospitals.
Locally Ukraine Lifeline has been set up by a group of volunteers to help support the people of Ukraine in whichever way they can. The nearest donation point is at Pymoor.
Supporting the peoples of Afghanistan
Many have asked how the Cathedral might best support Afghan refugees beginning lives in the UK. Below are some options for giving and donating:
- Afghan Welcome Home (supported by 'Welcome Churches')
- Donations of clothes etc can be channelled through the Government website
- To support people still within Afghanistan the best option may be to give to the Red Cross's 'Afghanistan Crisis Appeal'
- Church of England toolkit for Supporting Afghan Refugees