Fill the Skies with Hope

23 September 2022: Together with Refugees

orange paper aeroplane with message to PM

On Friday 23 September we launched a new campaign to urge the new Prime Minister (PM) to change course on the government’s policy to banish refugees to Rwanda. #FillTheSkiesWithHope runs until 9 November 2022.

The launch was timed for after the announcement of our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, and ahead of the party conferences (Labour, 25 September and Conservative, 2 October) where we will host fringe meetings to engage both main parties on how we treat refugees.

#FillTheSkiesWithHope to stop the flights

Send orange heart-shaped paper planes

Up until 9 November, groups will join others across the country to Fill the Skies with Hope, making and sending orange heart-shaped paper planes, with your messages to the new Prime Minister. In stark contrast to the hostile plans from the government, we want to demonstrate broad support to end the cruel scheme to send refugees to Rwanda.

There’s not much time, so we want to make this as simple and powerful as possible, with different levels of action and timing, depending on your capacity.

The idea

Make origami heart shaped orange plane/s (see video) with a message to the PM and send them via your MP.

The paper planes could be launched from buildings, landmarks, museums, market squares, MP constituency offices and school playgrounds, in an inspirational display of hope and solidarity. You would then collect up the planes, to be posted / or handed over to your MP whose job it is to represent your views in the House of Commons.

A block of bright orange with a dotted white line in the shape of a heart, reflecting the Together With Refugees orange heart of compassion.

Friday 23 September will mark the start of Fill The Skies With Hope and will continue until the House of Commons rises on 9 November, when the planes will be gathered (virtually) and delivered to the Prime Minister. 

There are different levels of ways to get involved from easy to more involved. Get your action sheet to find out more. Find other resources to support you in this folder

Tell us about your event

If you organise anything please complete this Google Form to let us know. We will add your details to this page. You can also upload your event photos to the Show Your Heart map for past events, to contribute to a picture of a UK that supports a more compassionate approach to refugees.