Local churches surprise refugees with amazing food and activities

Local churches surprise refugees with amazing food and activities

Something lovely happened this week! I heard that 50 refugees had been moved to the village where my Dad lives. I went down to see where they were staying. And had a brilliant surprise.

Three local churches have got together to see what they can do to help. They’ve worked with local charities to arrange hot food for the people, including an Iranian meal, an Eritrean meal and a Syrian meal in case they are feeling homesick. The local community have donated clothes, toiletries and home made cakes!

Local people have arranged for the refugees to have access to a sports hall one day a week and a volunteer group has been set up to give English lessons once. Pretty impressive work by these local churches.

And the icing on the cake? There was an article about it in our local newspaper and some of the comments were so heartwarming. Not all of course – but most, and the most popular ones too:

  • “So glad we in Wirral are caring for these people” (59 likes)
  • “Wonderful to see the community band together to welcome people xx” (32 likes)
  • “Well done, we are all humans living on one earth x” (22 likes)

That day was one of the most positive experiences I have had. Sometimes it’s easy to forget when you hear the news every day that ordinary people are generally good.

To volunteer or donate go to care4calais.org/donate-now

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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