Appeal for donations

Appeal for donations
This summer weather in the UK is great. It’s lovely to be able to sit outside. But in Calais it’s hot, dusty and dirty; when you’ve been living outside for months and can’t wash or change your clothes it’s no fun at all.

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:
For drop off points please see here:
You can donate funds to help us here:
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.


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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