An act of real kindness by Care4Calais volunteer Fiona
In Brussels I met a 16-year-old boy who spoke perfect English and had arrived in the area three days before. I realised he wasn’t wearing any socks and he explained that his feet had got wet in the terrible rain. It was my last day volunteering and I remembered I had my luggage in one of the vehicles. So I decided to go and get a couple of pairs of my socks and give them to the boy to take. We also discussed more services for him to access in the coming days to get a warm jacket and other essentials. He was so sweet and unbelievably grateful for the help.
I was blown away by many of the refugee’s optimism and gentleness in such cruel conditions. I was also moved and heartened by the volunteers who commit their time to this cause. It was hard to imagine what circumstances had forced someone so young and bright to have to flee. I hope I see his face at another point in time enjoying the safety and success he and all refugees deserve.
Written by Fiona – a Care4Calais volunteer. You can get involved by volunteering or donating today.