Our fundraising hero!

Our fundraising hero!

‘I’ve always thought about shaving my head but I’ve never been brave enough to actually go for it – I needed the push that the fundraiser would give me.

My sister, Eleanor, is currently volunteering in Calais so I’ve heard first hand about the reality that refugees are facing there over winter. I couldn’t come and volunteer myself because I’m a teacher in Nottingham but knew I wanted to do something to support the cause.

I thought I could maybe raise around £600 but I’ve already more than doubled it. I didn’t really sleep much the night before. I was quite excited but I was shaking a bit as I was sat on the chair and my colleague was cutting it off – it pushed me to do something I wouldn’t have been brave enough to do otherwise.

Every time I look in the mirror or feel my head I think about how many people donated and how generous they are. As well as raising money, I’ve also hopefully raised more awareness around the situation in Calais. A lot of people aren’t so aware – I’ve had lots of productive conversations, informed people of the reality and pointed many people I know towards Care4Calais.’

Caitlin, Nottingham.

You can still donate to Caitlin’s fundraiser by visiting: www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/shorthairforcare4calais

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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