Volunteer for Refugees in Calais this October Half Term – from Stand Up to Racism

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais are working together to organise an Autumn appeal for refugees still living in Calais, it’s surrounding area, Paris and Brussels.

The destruction of the “jungle” camp by French authorities has not ended the refugee crisis, only worsened conditions for refugees, including unaccompanied children. As the weather gets worse we want to make sure that those who have fled poverty and war do not face even worse conditions in France.

The British government has failed miserably to carry out its responsibilities to refugees, taking only a fraction of the unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs amendment.

While making donations to help refugees we call on Theresa May to act responsibility and take in the 3,000 child refugees suggested by Lord Alf Dubs, himself a survivor of the holocaust thanks to the Kindertransport.

All donations should be made payable to Care4Calais – You make individual donations and pay in collections to Care4Calais here

We are asking people to bring items and collections to the conference on Sat 21st Oct. We will have a room to store donations and will be organising for them to be taken over to France the next day or over the next week. They will be taken to the Care4Calais warehouse in Calais where they are sorted by volunteers and distributed.

The list of items Care4Calais are calling to be collected is here

If any people want to join the volunteers going over there, please email mandybrowncow@yahoo.com It is half term week for many from 22nd October and during that week our supporters will be going over to help.

What can you do?

– If you want to collect donated items, please bring what you can to the conference or contact us for other arrangements.

– If you can collect money donate to care4calais, All funds will go to buying supplies for those in need.

– If you can bring a cheque from a trade union or organisation, please address it to stand up to racism and we will pass the funds on.

– If you have a car or van and want to travel with our delegation, book a place on a ferry or the shuttle on Sunday 22nd October morning and contacts us to let us know your time of arrival. We recommend the youth hostel for affordable accommodation in Calais. http://www.auberge-jeunesse-calais.com/en/