An amazing community
These are some members of the incredible community that I’ve helped to create with my fellow volunteers over the last eleven months.
Back in October 2020 I volunteered to be a hotel lead for @care4calais, and I now look after a hotel with 220 refugees living in it.
Over the last 10 months we have run fitness and walking activities every Saturday bringing this community together. We have also run clothes distributions, hosted English classes, advocated for countless refugees, stepped in to support with doctors, mental health, housing and countless other things I can’t even think of right now.
More than anything, we have created our own little community of people who support each other at this hotel. As one of our residents once said, we’re just people from all over the world coming together to make each others’ lives better. I couldn’t have put it better myself.
We’ve also had the absolute privilege of having @fredericaranda photograph us, this is his incredible work which captured the essence of our community so beautifully.
– Lara, Care4Calais volunteer London