Norfolk is already starting to host refugee families from Afghanistan, and some practical help is needed

Donate items or volunteer your time

Please visit the government website ( to donate specific items or volunteer your time.

Follow the prompts on the website to donate any of these items:

Bed frames and bedside cabinets
New mattresses
Dining tables and chairs
Small appliances (such as toasters, microwaves, vacuum cleaners)
Freestanding kitchen appliances such as cookers, fridges, washing machines
Sofas and armchairs (these must have a fire safety label)
Televisions, DVD players and set top boxes
Wardrobes, chests of drawers and dressing tables
Garden tools
Gift vouchers, eg Argos, B&Q, Currys – we can use these to buy essential items that we’re short of

The following items are not required:

Bedding and towels
Baby clothing – you could donate spare items to Baby Bank Norfolk instead
Old mattresses
Crockery and cutlery
Cups and glasses
Food – you could donate to your local foodbank instead
Toiletries – you could donate to your local foodbank instead

Donate Clean Clothes

There is a drop-off point for clothes for refugees at Chantry Place/Chapelfield Shopping Centre, oppositve HMV inside the shopping centre (lower floor)

Donate Accommodation

You may be able to offer accommodation for refugees. Please visit Refugees at Home to find out more (