Category Archives: Fundraising Events

Team Raises £1,266.25 in Derwent Water Trail Run

A big thank you to all those who sponsored the runners, from left to right Kirsten, Aidan, Jude, Joe and Alice  (and Wolfy the dog who ran everywhere), who ran the hilly Derwent Water Trail to raise money for the Survivors of Torture Relief Fund. The Team exceeded their target of £1,000 and, so far, have raised a magnificent £1,266.25
A big thank you to all the runners, and especially to Alice who organised the fund raising event.
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Build and Rebuild: Charity Art Auction 16 November 2017

GalleryBuild and Rebuild Charity Auction – 20 Dale St. Manchester M1 1EZ (6pm-10pm) 

We’re joining up with Together Now to hold an art auction. We are both charities run entirely by volunteers and all profit from the auction will go to reunite refugee families and support destitute torture survivors.

Come along at 6pm on the 16th November 2017 in Manchester to view the work and place your bid.

For more information and to see the artwork click here:

To see the flyer click here: Art auction flyer

You can also place a bid in advance by going to the Together Now website – click here:

Manchester Supporters Group Donate £665.32 to SoT

The Manchester Asylum and Refugee Supporters Group donated £665.32 to SoT from the proceeds raised at their Burnage and Levenshulme Open Gardens Event. The Manchester Group shared the proceeds with other groups who also support destitute asylum seekers. A very big thank you to the Manchester Supporters Group.Cropped Burnage Open Gardens

Solstice Solidarity sessions Raises £815 at Community Event 17 December 2016

Caro C, singer, engineer and facilitator in sound, and fellow artists, Rise!, Open Voice Choir, Tekla and Michelle Green gave a fantastic live performance of music, singing, and a reading by Michelle Green, to an audience which packed out St. Margaret’s Church on the 17 December 2016.

Over £800 was raised through ticket sales, purchase of hot drinks and cakes from pop-up café, Thyme for a Caper, and a raffle.

We would like to thank Caro, pictured below, for organising the event and all her fellow artists and supporters and to all at St. Margaret’s Church, and to the local independent businesses who donated excellent raffle prizes: Nip and Tipple, Ashiana Takeaway, Unicorn, Tibetan Kitchen, Barbakan and Khawaja Bros Grocery.

Thanks to ALL for an evening of true Community Solidarity which raised so much for the relief of poverty suffered by survivors of torture.caro-fundraiser-17-dec-2016

Team raises £1,216 for the Survivors of Torture Relief Fund in the Moel Famau Relay Challenge

The Team, Aidan, Alice, Joe Jude and Sepideh took part in the 9-hour Moel Famau Relay Challenge. The route is described as:

“The route will take you over varied terrain, sandy track, grassy track, stony trail, soily trail and over varying degrees of ascent and descent! We promise the Viper Route is NOT to be underestimated!”

Exhausted, injured, limping but victorious! The Team exceeded their target of £1000.00.



Karen raises £1,437.50 for our Fund


Karen Newbigging ran the Greater Manchester 10k raising an incredible £1,437.50.

On her fundraising page Karen said:

“I am not a runner but running in the Great Manchester run to raise funds for this important charity. All of us will be aware that circumstances in this country for people seeking refuge from torture and persecution are incredibly difficult. In comparison, this challenge is nothing but hope you will support me to raise money for others.”

Didsbury Band ‘Frets’ supports Survivors of Torture


The band Frets played at an event in Didsbury, Manchester on the 24 May 2015 in support of an appeal by the Survivors of Torture Relief Fund which raised £277.00.

Thanks to Frets and to all those who supported the appeal.