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Weʼre raising £150 to help refugees in Calais

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At the end of this month I will be heading to Calais for 10 days to volunteer for Help Refugees, a young grassroots collective that has grown to become one of the largest and most efficient refugee aid operations currently running in Europe and the Middle East.

Since the demolition of the Calais Jungle in 2016 and the burning down of the Dunkirk camp in 2017, the refugees in France are in a more vulnerable state than ever, with around 1,500 sleeping rough on the streets, and facing hostility from the authorities. Help Refugees carries out incredible work everyday by tirelessly providing blankets, clothes, food and water, Wifi and women’s and children’s services. I will be assisting their team members in their warehouse to help in any way I can.

I would love to be able to take some essential supplies with me to the warehouse, so would extremely appreciate it if you could spare a penny or two to help those in need. The items that I buy with your donations will be taken from the Help Refugees needs list, which can be found here: My journey to Calais and my accommodation has already been paid for, so any money that you donate will go directly towards my buying of the items on the list. Any leftover money will be donated directly to Help Refugees to help them in their wonderful work. (

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    • Simon McDermott Brown

      Simon McDermott Brown

      Aug 17, 2018

      Good for you Gwen


    • Emma


      Aug 16, 2018



    • Derek Harkess

      Derek Harkess

      Aug 15, 2018

      Good cause. I saw lots of displaced people recently at a French port. It was very upsetting.


    • Michele Teboul

      Michele Teboul

      Aug 15, 2018

      GO GWEN - brilliant effort. Love Miche, Rich and Ellen x


    • Ally


      Aug 15, 2018

      Top Chickette xx


    • Finula


      Aug 11, 2018


    • Jean Berry

      Jean Berry

      Aug 9, 2018

      Well done Gwen. Love Granny


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