Heroes of the week

Heroes of the week


People want to volunteer but often ask themselves “What can I do?, I’m busy, I can’t help much”
Let me introduce you to Barbara and Maureen.
Barbara has her own motto and motivation. “PANTS MATTER”. No matter how much I tried to convince her that we needed all sorts of clothes, she said “I’m doing pants and socks, that’s it.” Well, she proved her point. A few months down the line, and after much campaigning, Barbara as received nearly 1000 pairs of new pants and socks in her home. Not only that, our local Primark was so amazed at the number of mens’ pants she was buying each week with donations, that they are now sending us pants from their head office!
Maureen is an inspiration to us all. She is 93 and loves sewing. A widower and a refugee herself, she makes baby quilts for the mothers in our hotels. Today I collected one for a lone refugee mother who has just given birth this week. I cannot wait to give it to her.
“You cant’ help everyone, but you can help someone”
Barbara and Maureen – you have made my week. Thank you for volunteering.
Matilda Wither Velevitch, Care4Calais North London

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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