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£570raised of £1,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £570 to to deliver caravans to the Calais Jungle,

    Location
    St Albans, United Kingdom
    Category
    Emergencies
    Time left
    Funded on Thursday, 15th October 2015

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    I’m raising some funding to finance trips over to the Jungle, in Calais.

    I’m driving over to drop off caravans (donated via https://www.facebook.com/groups/caravansforcalais). The first caravan will be stocked up with tents and sleeping bags (donated via https://www.facebook.com/groups/CalaisSolidarityWatford).

    There are many valid arguments and concerns around how we address this complicated issue, as well as questions about the motives of the people camped in the Calais Jungle. Undoubtedly, there will be wrong ‘uns amongst them…but also many, many desperate people fleeing oppressive regimes, or war.

    Whilst we debate, they survive in appalling conditions. Let’s help with food, medical services, shelter, hygiene and safety.

    Also, this is one bloody caravan fewer, that we have to tolerate in the UK.

    Every caravan donated is, with your help, deployed immediately.

    Each return crossing will only cost £200. The various charities and action groups now have plenty of clothing; the challenge now is staying warm and dry, as the Jungle regularly floods.

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    • Dave King

      Dave King

      2 years ago

      Dave King

      Thanks to everyone for your support. We now have 43 caravans deployed in the Jungle, with another five being delivered this week. These are being used primarily by vulnerable families; we also have doctors' clinics, dental surgeries, family reception/assessment centres and secure forward distribution points. This is making an incredible difference. I'm so grateful to all of you for your donations. Dave x

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    • Dave King

      Dave King

      2 years ago

      Dave King

      20 caravans deployed; 24 more procured, ready to go. Deployments: doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries, nursing stations, secure distribution station, homes for the vulnerable, family reception centres for new arrivals. We’re now allocating homes to families with young children.

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    2 years ago

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    28

    • Catherine Doherty

      Catherine Doherty

      Oct 17, 2015

      What a great initiative! Top job Kingy!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 16, 2015

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 14, 2015

      Thanks for everything you are doing.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 11, 2015

      £30.00

    • Cathie George

      Cathie George

      Oct 6, 2015

      Finally a good use for the caravans of the world! Well done Dave!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 30, 2015

      £30.00

    • Vic D'arcy

      Vic D'arcy

      Sep 28, 2015

      Well done Dave, I hate them too :-)

      £30.00

    About the fundraiser
    Dave King

    Dave King

    St Albans, United Kingdom

    I just hate caravans. Let's get rid of as many as possible...

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