Over 100 refugees given boots amid rain and mud

Over 100 refugees given boots amid rain and mud

It’s always upsetting to see people in Calais wearing broken trainers or flip flops, particularly when you consider they may walk miles back to the city after a police eviction.

Fortunately this week, thanks to your generous support, we distributed more than 100 pairs of waterproof walking boots and shoes that were so badly needed after weeks of terrible weather.

When we arrived at the site it was obvious how well the shoes would go down. We spotted several people wearing plastic bags for socks. Nobody should have to walk around like that.

Besides being uncomfortable this can lead to foot rot or trench foot. These are not problems that people should be experiencing in modern-day Europe.

After weeks putting up with damp shoes in freezing temperatures, we are so pleased that over 100 people can finally have dry and warm feet. We couldn’t have done this without your help.

To buy a refugee a pair of waterproof walking boots for £20, go to care4calais.org/donate

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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