In the midst of winter, over 1,500 people are stuck in Calais with no running water, access to toilets or a shelter from the cold. The majority are unaccompanied teenagers and children as young as 12 that are under constant attack from the local police who regularly confiscate sleeping bags, shoes and mobile phones. The work and services that Help Refugees and partners provide is a lifeline for these incredibly vulnerable people.
After one self-funded trip to Calais before Christmas, further donations continue to pour in and I am doing another drive to Help Refugees Calais Warehouse at the end of February 2018. Unfortunately, I am unable to fund this trip entirely as I did last time and therefore, am asking for any donation, big or small to supplement the cost of the van rental, Channel crossing and fuel.
Donations are still welcome at the North London collection point! Get in touch for more info.
If these targets are met, any further money raised will be used to send donations unsuitable for Calais, to Greece, where thousands more of suffering from the cold.