Wednesday, 30 October 2019 10:39

Update for August, September & October 2019

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Rather belated update for a very busy summer. Aug 2019 Mike Niklas & Friends

In August Mike Niklas & friends did a sponsored cycle to Paris, raising £700 for us for refugees in France and Greece. More money was raised by our volunteers throughout the summer at assorted

Sep 2019 Jayne Mercer slide from talk

carboots and markets.

 On 27th September we held a talk at the Avenues Centre by immigration advisor Jayne Mercer, on the process of seeking asylum, and volunteer Anne Bates on her work with refugees in Greece. The slides from Jayne's talk are available if you missed it.

The situation is only getting worse as winter comes on; the camps are fatally overcrowded, fires are becoming

common and the police in Calais are relentlessly brutal about moving people on, destroying destroying tents, sleeping bags, shoes, and personal possessions. We have sent funds to Samos and our friend Anne in Athens to buy medical supplies.

 Oct 2019 Pharmacist Nikko with Medical Supplies for SamosOver 1000 sleeping bags were salvaged at two festivals in August, and all washed by September thanks to help from many people of Hull. Sleeping bags and tents have been donated in several trips made in September and October to Care4Calais for distribution. The October mini-convoy to Calais took several volunteers to help out for a few days, as well as sleeping bags and clothes, plus food ingredients for Refugee Community Kitchen, and medical supplies for MARDI (Medical Aid for Refugees and Displaced People) in Paris. If you are interested in going on a future trip with us and volunteering for a few days (or more) with Care4Calais, please get in touch! They are always in need of volunteers.

Roddy from Hope and Aid Direct picked up two more vanloads of donated goods from us, to another Convoy to Greece. They are seeking donations to help pay the transportation costs - you can sponsor a

pallet for £100 but all donations are welcome.

Our stalls at Cottingham Green Fair in October raised over £150, plus additional monies from sales of Care4Calais's Paddington t-shirts - these are still for sale for £10, in various colours and sizes. Please get in touch if you want one.

Lithium Joe (+ The Hurriers & Chris Von Trapp) is holding a fundraiser concert at the new Adelphi on 1st December with proceeds to us - tickets £5.

 Our Appeal page has been updated to reflect current needs in Calais. Particularly in need are WATERPROOF BOOTS - many refugees are in flip flops and sandals. Other ways to help: Friends for English need volunteers to help refugees and asylum seekers in Hull improve their English. We are also seeking donations for our Xmas stall - tombola prizes and unused make up and toiletries for gift packs.

 Oct 19 Jay Cath at C4C delivering sleeping bags


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