The toughest of days

The toughest of days

These are the toughest of days, when weather plummets and our stock doesn’t stretch as far as we’d like. Today we ran out of snug packs within 20.minutes as hundreds of people queued up desperate for gloves and hats.

A tall and smiley man Ali, whom we see each week, had received a snug pack and said: you help so much, what matters are the little things given with a big heart, that’s why we are grateful for your help.

Another man, Dave, young and cheeky, was happy to receive a brown set of gloves, his face grinning when he waved his hands around.

But there were those our stock didn’t stretch to. An older man who missed distribution had hoped for a scarf. When a volunteer gave up her scarf he couldn’t believe the kind gesture and said God bless you, thank you sister for all you do.

As the weather drops and temperatures plummet for many sleeping and living rough, our snug packs stretched as far as they could tonight.

You can buy a snug pack to keep a refugee warm for just £5, and even get some Christmas shopping done at the same time at: www.care4calais.org/vouchers

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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