Meet the next generation of passionate supporters
Meet some truly impressive young #Coats4Calais supporters! These teenage superstars from Tonbridge School spent weeks collecting warm coats and winter clothing from their family and friends because they know how cold it gets in Calais this time of year. When they had gathered enough to fill a large van, they went to the RefugEase warehouse in Kent to sort through the donations before sending them our way.
When they were finished, the boys were asked how the experience of providing warmth to people in Calais made them feel. Their answers are incredibly touching and really show a new generation of passionate supporters in the making. These are some of our favourites:
“This project makes you more appreciative of the good things in your life that you may have taken for granted.” – from Tobe
“I was contributing in a good way. It’s not what you see on the TV or advertised, it’s actually you making a difference. I feel honoured I got a chance to help out. It’s a good feeling.” – from Arthur
“I’ve learnt that I am so privileged, and life can be really tough for people in unfortunate circumstances. I have never done anything like this.” – from Matthew
“It’s good knowing we actually made a change. It feels like I’ve accomplished something, helping out a stranger who I don’t know.” – from Ben
We are incredibly proud of these boys for putting in hours of hard work to collect and organise so much warmth for #Coats4Calais. They have discovered from an early age that there is nothing quite as humbling as helping fellow human beings in need.