A tiny bit of luxury

A tiny bit of luxury

Something different happened last week. We got some basic mobile phones (treasure!) but oddly each one came in a pack with a white plastic watch. We weren’t sure what the refugees would think of that; you never see a refugee wearing a watch.

They loved the watches!! Made a big show of putting them on. The thing is, while these guys will go without food to get phone credit – a much needed commodity – a watch is just a luxury they don’t need.

BUT if you give them one, well then, they will enjoy wearing it and just for once have a tiny luxury that isn’t dictated just by need. A lovely thing to see.

To volunteer or donate go to www.care4calais.org

About Care4Calais

Care4Calais was founded by a group of volunteers with the sole aim of supporting the people of the Calais refugee camps, providing fresh meals, warm clothing, heating and important legal and medical support.

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.

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