On the 16th of April a large car load of donations went to Calais Refugee Aid in Huddersfield, and will shortly be going to Calais. We stuffed in most of the donations we had packed into our storage room -- which of course means now we need more donations to refill it.
Care4Calais are really struggling to meet the need in Calais, especially for sleeping bags, as the winter has been so cold and the police have been destroying the possessions of refugees and leaving them with nothing. If you have any donations please contact us, we are happy to collect. As always sleeping bags, tents and mens boots, socks and small/medium clothes are in the shortest supply. You can also buy sleeping bags to be delivered directly to a refugee in need, at leisurefayre.
Our fashion show on the 17th was hugely successful, thanks to Kathleen V., organiser in chief, as well as all our beautiful models, volunteers and attendees. We raised nearly £600 and sold a LOT of clothes (but somehow still had plenty to pack up at the end of the night).
Lots more photos in our facebook album.
We will be holding a rummage sale to sell the remaining clothes (and plenty of new finds) at the Avenues Centre on Sunday May 13th, from 1pm to 4 pm. Lots of bargains to be had.
We also had the first car boot of the year at Walton Street on the 21st, and raised £150 from selling unneeded donations.
Our next big fundraiser is on May 16th - another one of our music nights at Kardomah. Mr Manmohan Singh (songs from Afghanistan), Dog-finger Steve (bringing blues from the delta via Driffield) and of course your favourite ukulele band The Assembly Line (songs from everywhere) and finally ... the best acapella all male voices in East Yorkshire, Answers on a Postcard. It starts at 7pm and tickets will be £7.50. Our last event was a sell out so get your tickets early!