Yesterday we were delighted when players from Stockport County, the local football team, turned up to help at our Stockport warehouse.
They said they’d been so moved by the news about Afghan refugees that when they discovered our warehouse was nearby, they really wanted to come down and show their support.
As you can see, we gave them a bit of training, and they were quick learners.
The club has now put a call out for volunteers from Stockport and surrounding areas to attend the warehouse between the hours of 10am – 6pm each day to help the charity sort through all the donations.
Anyone able to help should simply attend the Safestore site, 61-63 Wellington Road North, Stockport from 10am, and ask for Care4Calais’s lead volunteer Wayne.
“We know the scale of the operation is huge, which is why we’ve come to the warehouse to lend a hand sorting through the donations,” Sam Minihan, one of the players, said. “We urge anyone with some free time this week and next to get involved and donate some time to a great cause.”
Things like this mean a lot – to us, of course, but also to refugees. Football players are well known in their community, so their support sends out a great message.
Thank you, Stockport County – our new favourite club.