What they need the most
Since the jungle closed we have been visiting and supplying the children’s centre at St Omer, 45 minutes from Calais. This centre saw around 200 children pass through in each of January and February, and numbers are rising as transfers to the UK cease. Not many stay there long. The staff do their best but there’s little entertainment and bare facilities for a 12 to 16 year old boy. But its a lot better than sleeping rough on the streets of Paris or Calais, and they get a decent meal each day.
When we visit our volunteers go through our boxes and try to find some good stuff to cheer them up. The problem is the things they need are the things we get the least of:
– mens clothes in small sizes,
– skinny jeans for thin legs,
– small winter coats,
– working smartphones and
– trainers size 40 – 43
If you can donate any of the above please get in touch via our website www.care4calais.org.
If your coming over and want to really make the boys happy bring Primark £10 skinny jeans in sizes 26 and 28, and fresh fruit or biscuits. And if anyone has any working second hand tablets or laptops that would be really amazing