New stretch target
WE ARE OVERFUNDING: OUR NEW TARGET IS £1,000
Thanks to all our supporters we smashed our initial target of £500 and we are seeking to double our donation to support l'Auberge des Migrants in Calais that provides basic necessities for survival; food, shelter, warmth.
The situation seems to be changing on a daily basis. The authorities are moving in with bulldozers to clear the land - only amplifying the sense of displacement and insecurity that already overwhelms those living in the camp. Providing funds to NGOs ensures they can spend the money in line with the most urgent needs of those living in the camps.
North-South Calais Solidarity
We are a small group of volunteers planning to fill two vans' worth of supplies to take to Calais on the 14th February. We would like to spend a week there providing much needed assistance to the organisations on the ground.
The various charities working in Calais are helping to provide food consisting of one meal a day (although there is often not enough even for that), basic shelter and clothing to try to keep the cold and wet at bay.
Money is needed so that we can cover basic costs of the journey. Any money raised in excess of our basic costs will go towards buying much needed food and sanitary products.
If you cannot donate money, we are in need of other items too and are collecting in Kendal, Oxford and London (Dalston).
Building materials - especially pallets
Tents ( 4 man tents or larger)
Waterproof warm winter coats and waterproof trousers
Wind up/ solar torches and lanterns
Waterproof walking boots high ankle or trainers size especially sizes 42 and 43
Small trousers (size 28 and 30)
S + M tracksuit bottoms
S long-sleeved tops, jumpers and hoodies
Boots/ shoes up to size 39. No heels!
Smaller cup size bras (up to 36C)
Warm, Waterproof coats (S + M)
Trousers (S, M, L) - jeans and tracksuit bottoms
Long-sleeved tops, jumpers and hoodies (S + M)
Socks and Underwear (men's, women's and children's)
Goody bags of hats, gloves and scarves
Please ensure that all donated items are clean and in good condition.
Please help us to gather the necessary supplies. With your help we can show the French and UK governments that it is not acceptable to treat human beings in this way. Public opinion has influenced immigration policy in the past, we can do it again!!