CALAIS ACTION IS A GRASS ROOTS GIVING GROUP TO HELP REFUGEES IN CALAIS AND EUROPE. Libby Freeman established the group in August 2015 following her initial trip to Calais. We believe there is a real need to establish an organised giving network in the UK which can help support the growing crisis in Europe.
About the project
Returning from her first visit to Calais to take donations to 'The Jungle' Libby felt more needed to be done to support the growing refugee crisis and so CALAIS ACTION was founded.
CALAIS ACTION has been growing at a rate beyond our comprehension and we believe it is important that we now develop our group to support the donations coming in so we can do more for refugees across Europe. We have raised £20,000 through volunteers, set up donation drops across the UK and created a global giving map which is being used internationally to track donations.
Coverage of the campaign has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera USA, TIME, ITV News, Grazia Magazine, BBC World News, CBC, This Morning, BBC2, London Live and The One Show
We believe in community action - that grass roots giving from local communities around the world is the key to offering support and also raise awareness of the current migrant crisis - helping those in need to reach the life and destination in a fair and humane way.
Thank you for your support,