This winter David is supporting the UNHCR’s winter appeal "Wrapped in Kindness"
Kindness is the greatest gift because it restores our hope and becomes something we can pass onto others. When someone recognises our need and shows kindness – a smile, an encouraging word or practical support – we know that we’re not alone. This winter, as you wrap up presents for those you love, please help wrap others in warmth and kindness against the winter cold by donating to UK for UNHCR’s Wrapped in Kindness appeal. To learn more or to donate please click here
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people.
We work to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war or disaster at home.
David Morrissey, Actor, Director, Film maker
ActionAid is an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty. Their dedicated local staff are changing the world with women and girls. They work to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.
David took part in a film with ActionAid to highlight the importance of girls’ education. Education is not a privilege. It is a human right. Every girl has a right to learn, but millions of girls are missing from classrooms around the world because of poverty, violence and gender discrimination.
We're delighted to say that the film has been entered for an award in this year’s Charity Film Awards. Please click here to vote now, and share the link with your friends!
I am cycling the same distance as Izmir to Athens, a common refugee route, that many bike recipients of The Bike Project have been on when fleeing their countries.
I am raising money for The Bike Project to support refugees in the UK who are forced to live on just £39.60 a week. The funds I raise will help donate refurbished bikes to refugees, giving them a free mode of transport so that they can access vital support services, including education and legal advice, while also drastically improving their mental health.
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At The Bike Project, we take secondhand bikes, fix them up and donate them to refugees and asylum seekers in London and Birmingham.
The UK is bursting with opportunities – but it's also expensive. Especially when you're a refugee trying to navigate the complex asylum process on just £37.75 a week. At The Bike Project, we believe that no one should have to choose between eating a square meal and catching the bus. That's why we do bikes.
David is a Patron of Steps2Recovery
Steps2Recovery was set up as a charity in 2010 with the aim of providing help for ex-offenders caught in the merry go round of short prison sentences as a result of drug and alcohol addiction and its consequences, often including homelessness.
10 years after the crisis in Syria began, let’s show refugees we haven’t forgotten them
The Syrian families I have met with the UNHCR all held the same hope: to begin rebuilding their lives. Most of them want to return, but time and again those dreams have been dashed.
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INDEPENDENT | 15 March 2021
In early December 2020 David took part in Shelters seasonal The Big Walk. Click here to find out more!
Reprieve is an organisation of courageous and committed human rights defenders. Founded in 1999 by British human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, we provide free legal and investigative support to some of the world’s most vulnerable people: those facing execution, and those victimised by states’ abusive counter-terror policies – rendition, torture, extrajudicial imprisonment and extrajudicial killing.
The Felix Project is a London-based food redistribution waste charity set up in 2016.
We rescue good, surplus food from the food industry that cannot be sold and would otherwise go to waste. This is high-quality and nutritious, including a high proportion of fresh fruit and vegetables, baked goods, salads, meat and fish. We collect or receive food from over 450 suppliers, including supermarkets, wholesalers, farms, restaurants and delis.
We then sort and then deliver this food to over 400 front-line charities, primary schools and holiday programmes in London. That way, food that would have gone to waste is reaching vulnerable people, homeless, people with mental health or those who simply cannot afford to buy regular, healthy food.