Zoë is Gaming Against The Hostile Environment

by Zoë Sams in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Zoë is Gaming Against The Hostile Environment

£430

£250 target 7 days left
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 27th October 2020 at 12:22pm

I'm playing games created by marginalised developers on the refugee experience to help raise money for anti-racism charities and shelters.

On the 24th of October I'll be playing games created by marginalised developers and on the refugee experience over the course of 24 hours in order to raise money for anti-racism charities and migrant shelters across the UK. You can learn more about these organisations and what the fundraiser aims to do on the main fundraising page. As this is being split across multiple charities, it will be going to a personal bank account first, and is therefore uneligible for gift aid.

The charities we're fundraising for are:

Ubuntu Women's Shelter (Glasgow)

Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow-based charity which started in 2018 with the aim of supporting women facing forced destitution and dehumanisation by the UK’s immigration system. They are the first specialist service in the UK, run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum or destitution and represent 11 cultures, speak 14 languages and between them have more than 10 years of shared experience supporting destitute women.

Their services include: 

  • Providing emergency accommodation needs of women with no recourse to public funds, either through hosting or through their own shelter
  • Support for immigration or asylum claims; including court support at tribunals and appeals and providing letters of support for claims
  • Advocacy and pastoral support
  • Community outreach work, including attending and hosting events with other organisations and women within our communities
  • Fundraising
  • Running workshops and training sessions

SCOREscotland (Edinburgh)

Strengthening Communities for Race Equality Scotland - SCOREscotland is a social justice organisation based in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.

Hopetowns (London)

The London-based Hopetowns project emerged from the solidarity and support structures of the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp in northern France. Spearheaded by one of the former Calais camp community leaders, Hopetowns aims to support the successful integration and well-being of refugees into British society, by starting at the early stage of an individual’s asylum process.

Their services include:

  • Language learning and communication skills
  • Social events and emotional support
  • Administrative support, forms and interpretation


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