Next week, from 27th – 28th September I will be visiting Calais with Help Refugees to learn more about the ongoing refugee crisis.
With winter approaching, I am collecting donations to help those camping in very basic conditions. I would appreciate your help. Please drop any donations to my office between 10am-6pm from Monday-Wednesday at 43 Blackhorse Lane, CR0 6RT.
Priority items include: Men's underwear, tents/tarpaulins, sleeping bags/blankets, trainers and raincoats. Click below for a full list.
Priority Items (darker colours are preferable)
Men’s underwear (boxers, only new please – small, medium and large)
Blankets (have to be large enough to cover a full-grown man. Blankets that are any smaller cannot be distributed).
Trainers and walking shoes (sizes 40-43): Only sturdy shoes and trainers, not office shoes.
Jogging bottoms (sizes small and medium)
Boots (sizes 40-43): only sturdy boots and waterproof boots, not wellies.
Waterproof and non-waterproof jackets (small and medium)
Warm winter hats
Gloves (not mittens)
Small backpacks/ drawstring bags
Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)
Men’s skinny jeans (small and medium
Emergency foil blankets
Men’s disposable razors
Packs of tissues
Spray deodorant (men’s)
Nappies (all sizes)
Disposable cups (for distributing hot drinks)
French Lyca SIM cards
UK to EU adaptors (to use UK chargers in France)
Non-English language based board games for Refugee Youth Service (i.e chess, draughts, playing cards, footballs, cricket bats, tennis balls)
Pop-up gazebo (but NO poles)
Please do not donate: extra large clothing, knitted, ski clothing, camouflage, items containing symbols that are satanic, religious, or about sex/drugs/alcohol, very bright or fluorescent clothing