This year we need your help more than ever. As well as refugees sleeping rough across northern France and Belgium, we are now supporting newly arrived refugees in Home Office accommodation across the UK.
In Northern France over 3,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough. Temperatures are rapidly dropping and police actions and evictions are worse than ever. Some are as young as 13 and have no access to clean clothes, water or shelter.
In the UK there are over 3,500 people living in hotels, hostels and military barracks. They arrive in just the clothes they are wearing, and with nothing else they can’t take these off to wash them. They are poorly equipped for a British winter and many have no coat at all.
So this winter our goal is to provide each and every one of these refugees with a warm winter coat. To do this we URGENTLY need your help.
We are asking everyone to look in your cupboards for a winter coat that you no longer wear.
- Donate your coat at your nearest drop off point
- If you don’t have a coat to donate you can buy a coat to keep a refugee warm all winter for just £20.
Let’s keep people warm this winter!
Collecting and donating under Covid-19
It is important to put everyone’s safety first so we must reduce any risks of Covid transmission. Therefore we ask that:
- When delivering donations to a drop-off point, you wear a mask, put the items on the doorstep, ring the bell and take a few steps back.
- When receiving the items, you wear a mask, take them into your storage space and thoroughly wash your hands.
- Donations are left untouched for three days before being moved or distributed.
- If you, the donor, or anyone in your household has symptoms, DO NOT donate items until your self-isolation period is over.
- If you, the drop-off point owner, or anyone in your household has symptoms, DO NOT receive or touch donations until your self-isolation period is over.
We believe that these procedures will help protect donors, volunteers and recipients. Please follow these guidelines so that we may continue to help those in need as safely as possible.