Hundreds are expected to gather outside Exeter Cathedral on Saturday 12th September in support of refugees.
Two hundred people have signed up to the event within 48 hours of it being created, with the rally supporting local charity ‘Refugee Support Devon’.
This show of compassion comes in the midst of the escalating European refugee crisis, which has affected hundreds of thousands of lives.
One of the organisers, Christine Singfield, said: “This is truly a communal event. It is amazing to see the speed at which individuals and local groups have come together to show that they care about what is happening to the refugees.
“It is a chance to remind the government that these people are not numbers or statistics but our fellow human beings who need our help.”
The UN refugee agency estimates that over 320,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean since the start of the year in an effort to escape war and persecution, with almost 3,000 people having drowned during the crossing.
The rally will take place in front of Exeter Cathedral between Midday and 1:30pm on Saturday 12th September.
A variety of speakers will be present including Pete Edwards Leader of Exeter City Council and Bara Ehssan Kouja a Syrian speaking about his experiences of working with refugees in Syria.