Glastonbury may be cancelled, but tents are still vital

Glastonbury may be cancelled, but tents are still vital

Tents cover the ground as far as the eye can see. People wander around them – inside and outside, cooking, washing off mud, looking after children, airing out sleeping bags.

But there’s no Pyramid Stage. No Jay-Z or Paul McCartney.

You can’t head off for a drink or lie back in the grass with a few tins.

All you have is in that tent, and it was given to you by strangers – from a country you don’t know, but which you’re trying desperately to reach.

By tomorrow, the police may have ripped up your tent, ploughed your possessions and scattered your friends and family.

In the distance, you here the faint sound of music on a radio, playing “Imagine”.

Nobody is going to Glastonbury this year, so we won’t get our usual donation of salvage tents and we need to raise around £20,000 to give people any hope of keeping warm and dry.

Please help! If you have a tent you bought for a holiday or festival that won’t now go ahead please take it to one of our drop off points now:

Just £12 will buy a two person tent from a wholesaler. If you can, please donate now at

Thank you so much.


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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