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Weʼre raising £3,000 to help Calais Light volunteers feed and care for destitute refugees in Calais.

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Calais Light runs a regular convoy service from Brentwood to Calais every 2 months, to feed and clothe destitute migrants who are stranded there. We go to chop vegetables in the Refugee Community Kitchen and sort donations in the amazing Help Refugees UK Warehouse. We take people from anywhere in the UK who can get to Brentwood and offer them a light and easy process to do the good they want to do. What's special about Calais Light is that we book everything. Our service is perfect for people who are scared of refugees, guilty about them, don't know how to speak French, or don't know where to find them or even those who are nervous about travelling alone.

We arrange fun groups of like-minded individuals, from ages 18-75. We need funds to support the refugees, to subsidise volunteers on low budgets as well as purchasing supplies for the Refugee Community Kitchen.

The situation in Calais has become increasingly hostile for refugees there. Tents and personal possessions are routinely destroyed by police so migrants are currently living rough, with no cover, in the wild. The work the Refugee Community Kitchen does is irreplaceable and can't be underestimated. If they didn't cook and distribute food and supplies daily (maraudes), the refugees would be left hungry and homeless without access to even basic sanitation. These two outstanding charities need a constant stream of volunteers. We are part of their mission. Choose LOVE.

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Page last updated on: 8/20/2018 3:07 AM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 20, 2018

    Given with love and prayers

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 18, 2018

    Delighted you are continuing with the good work, Mary

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 15, 2018

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 8, 2018

    Keep up the good work.

    £75.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 5, 2018

    £50.00

  • Patricia McCarthy

    Patricia McCarthy

    Aug 4, 2018

    Wonderful to hear you speaking in our parish, Mary. Lots of thoughts and prayers for your endeavours. An old BUCHS classmate. Pat Flynn III Plain

    £50.00

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    Jul 31, 2018

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Mary Stretch

Mary Stretch

Brentwood, UK

The founder of the Calais Light Convoy Service.

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