We Cannot Walk Alone

Compass Collective is a non-profit theatre company that assists unaccompanied minor refugees and young people seeking asylum to build resilience and integrate into the UK through theatre projects and arts-led professional development programmes.

We are taking on 364 Miles for 364 young refugees (one mile for every young person we have engaged since founding in 2018) during Refugee Week 2021 (June 14th-20th.) And already we have totalled 867 miles with a new target of 1000!

A brilliant team of runners, walkers, swimmers, rowers, cyclists, unicyclists and tandem bikers all taking on the challenge to raise money for our work with young people seeking sanctuary.

What are we Fundraising for?

The Next Steps is a 6 month innovative arts based professional development programme that assists young people with the transition from basic crisis intervention support into leadership and volunteer opportunities, work placements, and further education. Using the arts as the central tool for building transferable skills, Next Steps aims to reduce isolation and increase independence.

Next Steps will combine weekly drama-based workshops to develop creative, leadership and employability skills, with 1:1 personal pathway support to offer a unique and holistic service. It will provide a supportive creative community as well as individual career support. It will help young people build transferable skills and assist them into work opportunities and further education.


“I can believe in myself now. Before, I was a bit shy. But after doing this, I know I am good enough. It was very good for our group.”

We are launching this exciting new programme in October. Its our most ambitious project yet and we need your help to make it happen!

~  £10 Can provide a hot meal for 2 young people taking part in the Next Steps.

~  £25 Can provide travel for 3 young people to and from the Globe.

~  £100 Can provide one to one personal pathway support to a young person

“You are all new to me but now I have friends, now I have family”

Thank you for supporting us to take the NEXT STEP to making NEXT STEPS happen!

Check out our latest short film Calling Across Borders 


Fundraising team (34)

Compass Collective 
Raised £260 from 11 donations
London, UK
Mhairi Gayer 
Oscar Porter Brentford 
Team member
Raised £730 from 9 donations
Tom England 
Team member
Raised £335 from 8 donations
Martina Gayer 
Team member
Raised £265 from 10 donations
Leah Gayer 
Team member
Raised £177 from 6 donations
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