Calais refugee visit: donations needed

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)

Thin socks
Men’s underwear (boxers, only new please – small, medium and large)
Tents/tarpaulins
Sleeping bags
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)
Rain ponchos

Other items

Boots (sizes 40-43): only sturdy boots and waterproof boots, not wellies.
Waterproof and non-waterproof jackets (small and medium)
Warm winter hats
Snoods
Gloves (not mittens)
Small backpacks/ drawstring bags
Roll mats
Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)
Belts (men’s)
Men’s skinny jeans (small and medium
Emergency foil blankets
Men’s disposable razors
Lip balm
Packs of tissues
Toilet paper
Wet wipes
Spray deodorant (men’s)
Shampoo
Conditioner
Toothbrushes
Shaving foam
Hand sanitiser
Hair oil
Talcum powder
Nappies (all sizes)
Condoms
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)
Bin bags
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


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  • Sarah Jones
    published this page in News 2018-09-20 17:42:12 +0100