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How to donate



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Donate Funds to Yorkshire Aid


Give what ever you are able

Personal Info

Donation Total: £20.00

How to donate

physical goods


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Bring or Send Physical Goods to:

Slung Low

The Holbeck,
Jenkinson Lawn,
LS11 9QX

What I can donate:

  1. Shelter & Warmth
  2. Clothing
  3. Food
  4. Toiletries

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Our most needed

Shelter & Warmth

Tents, Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Tarpaulin, Camping Gear, Tent Pegs, Bivi Bags.


Waterproof Coats, Small Mens Clothing, New Socks, New Underwear, Thermals.


Chickpeas, Dried Pulses, Rice, Tinned Fish & Meat, Protein or High Calorie Bars. 


Shower Gel, Shampoo, Deodrant, Soap, Toothpaste, New Toothbrushes.

run a campaign for us.


You can organise one of the campaigns below, in your workplace, your church, your social group, your community hub. You’d be a collection point for us.

Christmas Advent Box

Reverse Advent: instead of getting a chocolate per day, start with an empty box and add a useful food item each day upto Christmas. You can do this individually and bring the box to us or organise a group effort and be a collection point. 

Hygiene Pack

Ask your people to make up Mens Toiletry Packs like the picture above. We have lots of womens toiletries donated, we are always short of mens.

Snug Packs

Ask your people to make up Snug Packs like the picture above. We have a lot of womens things donated, we are always very short of mens wear, particularly for small men.

Knicker Campaign

Organise a collection: bring your knickers to work day, the vicar wants your knickers, these are real campaigns that have worked in the past.


  1. New Underwear Only
  2. Small Mens Sizes
  3. Full Coverage Knickers

Who we are

Leigh Bell


Wendy Myers


Mel Steel


Trace Myers


Cathie Heart


How We Started

One of our Trustees and a Volunteer met at Mytilene Airport in Lesvos, Greece and knew a mutual friend (another of our volunteers). They got talking and during a swim to cool off where talking about all the life jackets littering the coast and the state of crisis with the Syrian Refugees. Instead of just talking about it .. they made a plan of action for support. Our Trustees decided to make all the monetary donations coming in via friends into a legitimate charity.

One week later during a fashion show that had a segment about the refugee crisis and asking for donations of clothes, shampoos and other items from holiday, we launched the charity and named it Refugees START.

Over time and merging another charity into our own we have re-branded and became Yorkshire Aid. In our official charity papers we are called Refugees START and Yorkshire Aid is a subsidiary of this. They are both one and the same, but we now trade as Yorkshire Aid (our charity number: 1166273).

Saving lives & providing comfort since 2015

Years Running

Calais Runs

Sleeping Bags

Get in Touch.
Get Involved.

Yorkshire Aid at Slung Low

The Holbeck, Jenkinson Lawn, Holbeck, Leeds. LS11 9QX

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