Volunteers Distribute Coats In Freezing Calais Conditions

Volunteers Distribute Coats In Freezing Calais Conditions

This weekend our amazing volunteers stood in the rain and cold for over four hours to disrtibute 350 warm winter coats in Calais. They were all more than happy to do this because, on Friday, the body of a Nigeran man was found in his tent nearby. He died from carbon monoxide poisoning because he was just trying to keep warm.

We are going into winter and have just had days of torrential rain. On every distribution we have seen people shivering and shaking without coats, their inadequate clothing soaked through.

Although this weekend we were able to give coats to everyone at one site in Calais, we have hardly any left for the other places we go to in Calais, or Brussels, Dunkirk and Paris too. We desperately need to get coats to as many people here as we can.

If you have a coat in your cupboard that you no longer wear, please consider taking it to your nearest drop off point now: https://care4calais.org/thedropoffmap/

If you cant do this, for just £25 we can buy a winter coat to keep someone warm and dry all winter. Please donate here: care4calais.org/donate

Thank you

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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