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£53,396raised of £1,000 target by 1893 supporters

    Weʼve raised £53,396 to buy shoes, building materials, food and medicines

    Location
    Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 12th September 2015

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    We've just got back from our first supply visit with coats, blankets, flooring & furniture to the refugee camp in Calais known as the Jungle. We're deeply moved by the desperate situation of the gentle, dignified people we met. We'll return with supplies on September 17th. We've already booked and will fund travel expenses ourselves. To be able to take specific supplies which we discovered are most needed, we're appealing for financial contributions as we'll struggle to bear the cost ourselves.

    Winter is coming and will be particularly cruel as living conditions will worsen and we know aid will fall off because people will no longer be passing through Calais on holiday and delivering supplies. We are committed to supporting the refugees right through the dangerous winter period and beyond as long as this crisis lasts. As our contact Fabienne said “This is just the beginning, in 2 months time this camp will be too small”. The camp has very little sanitation and people are getting sick.

    The scale of the crisis is such that our contribution can only hope to alleviate a fraction of the suffering but in addition to the practical help it will serve to allay some of the terrible anxiety that refugees have about being perceived as dangerous or criminal. We plan to make a trip once a month throughout the winter and will be posting specific needs for each trip based on information we gather. We will report on each trip on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1486136575014090/

    On our last trip, we established that one of the most desperate needs is for trainers as many were in disintegrating shoes or flip-flops, so we want to raise 500 for trainers. Many refugees have inadequate shelter or none at all so we will buy waterproof sheeting to build much needed winter shelters. We established very specific food & medicine needs when we were last there and will supply rice, cooking oil, salt, tomato paste & painkillers. Additional money will be put towards future visits.

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    • Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      2 years ago

      Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      We cannot express our feelings. We only wanted £1000 to but supplies for Calais to be delivered by us. Thanks to the generosity and hard work of our friends we have now sent a lorry load of material donations to Greece, have secured a warehouse in Calais to receive - continued...

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    • Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      2 years ago

      Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      A huge thank you to everyone who has put into this. We are going to be able to do so much with this. I have just got off the phone to Clement Blaine who has researched the best tents for the winter and we will be supporting his project. Please keep giving up to the end! _()_

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    • Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      2 years ago

      Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

      Hope we make it to £56,000 before the end of the day. Our site will wind up in 10 hours - so if you can please do give. We are incredibly happy that we will be able to make a change in the Jungle. We have already secured much needed storage there and are building a network! _()_

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    About the fundraiser
    Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

    Tom, Shizuka, Dawn, Lliana & Josie

    Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom

    We are a couple living in Kent. We decided to go to Calais whilst watching footage of the Jungle on the internet. Standing in the Jungle we vowed to keep coming as long as the crisis lasted. Now we need a collective effort to support the refugees in Calais and the rest of Europe.

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