UK hotels update: where we’re working
We have been blown away by the unbelievable response of our fantastic supporters over the last two months. We asked you for help and more than 100 people have stepped forward! Thanks to your compassion and generosity hundreds of vulnerable people across the country have had clothes to wear, food to eat and a friend to meet with.
We now have volunteering groups active in more than 30 hotels and towns, which is amazing growth in such a short space of time. Together we have achieved so much.
In Bedfordshire our fantastic volunteers raised almost £2,000 to buy clothes, shoes and hygiene items for refugees in two hotels. In south London we’ve supported many families with young children who arrived with nothing. Up in Southport we received so much support that we now have weekly distributions in place. In Essex we’re working with local organisations to set up welcome events, and in Leeds we’ve been working closely with the hotels to organise big distributions. The list goes on!
But not all local groups are that far ahead yet. We are in real need of more volunteers in:
– All other London areas
– Nottingham and Derby.
Donations are also running low in Croydon and London. If you live near any of these areas and can help, please email [email protected].
Extra volunteers and donations are more than welcome in other places – we are working across several towns and cities in the north, south, Midlands and London area. But keep in mind that this list grows every single day. If your location is not on here, check back soon or get in touch with us at [email protected].
To support our work go to care4calais.org/donate