We are run entirely by volunteers in the United Kingdom and Northern France.
Care4Calais is a UK and French registered charity founded by a group of volunteers that aims to deliver essential aid and support to refugees in Northern France and other areas, and to encourage the wider public to be more welcoming towards refugees.
Our core focus is to support refugees directly with a focus on providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and and social interaction.
We are not politicians; we are people like you who simply believe that every human has the right to be treated in a fair and dignified way.
I left my business, my husband and family to volunteer at the Calais refugee camp.
Clare Moseley, founder of Care4Calais.
It was a Saturday morning. August. I remember it vividly. I was online, sat up in bed, browsing, not looking for anything in particular. An article caught my eye: it was about the refugee crisis. Men, women and children were risking their lives to get to western Europe, and many were dying in the process. It was a story of endurance and terrible trauma.
In response I expected compassion, a swell of fellow feeling. But my heart sank as I read the comments. There was so much cruelty. These people whose suffering was so much greater than anything I had experienced were being dehumanised, talked about as though they were rats. It made me feel sick. I thought: I don’t want to be like this. I want to show that there are people in Britain who care.