Appeal for donations
There are over 3,000 refugees scattered across northern France and Belgium. Sleeping rough they have no access to sanitation or clean clothes. We distribute jogging bottoms when we can – wearing the same trousers for eight weeks leads to horrible skin infections and worse. We give out wet wipes, and basics like clean underwear just once a week – how easily do you take clean underwear for granted every day in the UK?
But right now we are struggling. Calais has been out of the news for too long. The amazing UK-wide effort to collect clothes and sleeping bags has slowed right down; we’re barely scraping by.
It’s never been governments or even big charities that helped the refugees. It was a true movement of the people; a heartwarming statement of solidarity and a will to change the world from the bottom up, and at the most unlikely moment of Brexit and a politically divided UK.
So even though everyone has done so much we need to ask you to keep going. To keep collecting and donating and helping the refugees. This is a long fight and the suffering goes on. Our supporters represent the very best of Britain and we need you now as much as ever.
This is our updated needs list:https://goo.gl/jCdVMS
For drop off points please see here:https://goo.gl/ULD9dG
You can donate funds to help us here:https://goo.gl/jmkx7A
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.