In November, regular volunteers Juliet, John and Hamoude went to Calais to deliver a stuffed car full of donations, including sleeping bags, socks and some of the 270 blankets donated recently by Church of the Latter Day Saints. They volunteered while they were there with Help Refugees. Please see Juliet's report. Things are still very bad for the hundreds of refugees in Calais, with many suffering trenchfoot and other health problems because they are unable to keep dry. There are many reports of the police illegally stealing and destroying bedding and sleeping bags, leaving a constant need for more bedding. Donations of socks and boots are also much needed. Clothes Factor on Newland Avenue has generously offered to sell socks and boots at cost for this appeal, and you can leave them there to be collected. We will be sending another load of donations in December.
Upcoming fundraising events: Our 3rd Musical Bonaza at Kardomah94! Tuesday 28th November at 7pm, tickets are £6. Acts are Brian Williams, Rebecca Robyns, Assembly Line and Answers on a Postcard. Get your tickets before it sells out! Anyone bringing a donation of socks or boots (in good conditions only!) will get a free strip of raffle tickets. Also not to be missed is our annual Christmas Fair at Unison building on Alfred Gelder St. Santa's Grotto, cakes, stalls, and children's arts & crafts. Saturday 2nd December at 11am. Donations of cakes and tombola prizes gratefully recieved as always.