Haslemere’s Gift of Hope

Update posted by Claire Smith On Oct 08, 2015

We're delighted to be working with the UK based charity Syria Relief to get out bags to the Greek/Macedonian border, where thousands of refugees are passing through. We are organising a 40ft container to collect the remaining 7 tonnes of bags from George Lambert and Sons in Fernhurst straight to the border the week beginning of 26th October. It is going to cost us 3,000 for the container so we have already got that thanks to you all! However, we have upped our target to 5,000 now as we would like to be able to pay for all the extra storage and distribution costs. So please help us finish what we have started!

Thanks,

Emily and Claire xx

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Update posted by Claire Smith On Oct 06, 2015

We've been so busy recently that we haven't had much time to tell everyone what we have already achieved. Our Big Sort was a huge success and we managed to sort and pack 9 tonnes - that's around 4,000 bags! The loose donations we weren't able to organise went to a number of good causes, including a van load that headed straight to the Syrian border, and clothes, shoes and toys to orphanages in Romania, Haiti and Uganda.

We're very proud that 600 of our bags have already gone to the Greek island of Samos with the help of Sunvil Airways. They are busy distributing them to the children crossing over every day and are sending us back wonderful pictures. We're hoping that after discussions with the UN, that we might be able to get more bags safely over to them.

We are also in discussion with UK based charity, Syria Relief, as they have tried and tested routes through to the refugees coming in to Europe.

Basically we are making sure we find the best way to reach those in need and will keep you updated when we do!

Thanks again for all of your support,

Emily and Claire x

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Update posted by Claire Smith On Sep 06, 2015

We have now got a number of public and private places available for drop offs. We are hoping to add to this list early next week but are just waiting on confirmation from a few more places.

Little Sprouts
Pendarvis Court,
Crossways Road,
Grayshott
GU26 6HG
Weds to Friday 10-3.30 and Saturday 10-2pm
Possibly open Sunday 6th so check their facebook page

Katherine Tanner-Tremaine
MZURI Design,
3a Headley Road,
Liphook,
Hampshire
GU30 7RZ.
8.30-5.30 Monday to Friday

Nicky Cole
Mad About Book-Keeping,
The Parade,
Petersfield Road,
Whitehill,
Bordon
GU35 9AR
Tel: 01420 768286
[email protected]
Opening from 8.30 - 3.30 weekdays

We have private homes available for drop offs in Bentley, Bordon, Chiddingfold, Compton, Godalming, Grayshott, Guildford, Haslemere, Hindhead, Lindford, Loxwood, Midhurst and Rowledge/Farnham. Anyone wishing to drop off in those locations, please message us with which address you would like.

Please do refer to our Facebook posts on what to include in your donations - https://www.facebook.com/haslemeregiftofhope

A number of people have asked us how we are getting the bags to Kos. We are doing are due diligence at the moment and are in contact with a number of different organisations to find the best person or people to send the bags to. Please be assured that we will get the bags there safely and distributed to the right people. Will let you know more as it all happens!

Thanks,

Emily and Claire

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An inspired initiative. Great news that it's going to Lesvos. Thank you for giving us a way of helping.

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What a fantastic effort from 2 inspirational ladies and their supporters. Lovely to see the bags reach their destinations.

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Such a good idea, meant to do a bag but ran out of time so here's my contribution instead!

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Well done and keep up the good work.

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