Warm coats and shoes for everyone in Caen distribution

Warm coats and shoes for everyone in Caen distribution

This week a group of our volunteers travelled for almost four hours to Ouistreham in Caen to provide a warm winter coat and new pair of boots to more than 50 Sudanese refugees living there. It was dark when we arrived but it was clear straight away how young the guys are – most are still children.

We can’t travel that far often, but at least we know now that they are as well prepared for the winter as we can make them. Thankfully they also have help from the small town’s brilliant local community, who for years have given these boys warm meals and opened up their homes so they can shower and wash their clothes. Just imagine if other communities across Europe could do the same thing.

Last time we visited Ouistreham we took a generator and charging board to give to the local volunteer group. It was so great to see it already set up and charging when we arrived this week. This meant we could assemble a small hairdressing station as soon as we got there, and even in the dark groups of young men and boys eagerly huddled around for a quick trim.

Distributing during the freezing cold night makes it even more obvious how badly these winter items are needed. Thanks to your generosity we were lucky to have enough warm coats and shoes for every single person there.

Now we need to do the same thing for Calais, Dunkirk, Paris, Brussels and the UK. To help us keep everyone warm this winter, donate a coat or help us buy one at care4calais.org/coats4calais

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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