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£730raised of £600 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £730 to bring supplies for Calais refugees

    Calais, France
    Funded on Tuesday, 19th March 2019

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    Allegra, Nick and Ophelia will be volunteering in the Calais area over Christmas and new year with Help Refugees, a refugee charity with minimal overheads and maximum impact. We need £€£€ so that we can bring as many much-needed items like clothes, toiletries, sleeping bags, blankets, etc. with us as possible.

    After the demolition of the Calais 'jungle' and departure of most of the media, the situation has deteriorated for those still stuck there and the newly arrived. There are still around 1,500 refugees - including 200 unaccompanied children - sleeping rough in the forests in northern France, and winter is a particularly hard time. The cold weather means that people are in desperate need of warm clothes, blankets, and hot meals.

    Help us out by donating what you can, and we will do a mass shop en route to pick up as much as we can fit in the car. Any amount helps, as a lot of the items on the most needed list only cost a few pounds. If you have any of the items on the most needed list that you would like to donate, please let us know and we can take them with us. And if you're worried about getting a lump of coal in your stocking come Christmas morn, think of all the last minute good list points you'll be accruing - it's a win-win!!



    • Ophelia Chatterjee3 months ago
      Ophelia Chatterjee

      Ophelia Chatterjee

      3 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      We bought lots of tents, gloves, socks and other winter things. The situation remains very difficult, more so since the semi-permanent camps were demolished, with heightened police presence and intimidation. ‘Evictions’ and confiscation of people’s few belongings happens on a daily basis. If you want to know more, the helprefugees website and facebook pages have a lot of information. If you’re interested in volunteering yourself, there’s more information here: Thank you again for your donations!

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    • Lucy


      Dec 26, 2018


    • Oliver Hahn

      Oliver Hahn

      Dec 19, 2018

      really nice guys, hope it all goes well


    • Hannah Burd

      Hannah Burd

      Dec 18, 2018

      Good luck doing such good work!!


    • Anonymous


      Dec 16, 2018


    • Erin Panzarasa

      Erin Panzarasa

      Dec 10, 2018


    • Ant


      Dec 10, 2018


    • Nicolas Kernick

      Nicolas Kernick

      Dec 9, 2018

      Thank you!!


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    Calais, France

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