Hello, I'm Alex and I'm going to Calais on 5th September (and probably again later in the month) to bring sanitary towels and other items for the people there. I've bought my ticket and I have a six seater rust bucket to fill up, but I need funding to buy the sanitary towels wholesale. Ideally I would like to go more than once, since I am able, from a logistical perspective (hence the larger fundraising target).
My grandparents were refugees and, like many others, I can't stand to watch human beings just like us being treated in this way. The situation for women in Calais is beyond dreadful, because the tiny women's camp is full up and they have nowhere safe, or clean, to go. It's harder for women to move around or make it to their destination because they frequently have children in tow. If you would like to donate towards sanitary towels so that refugee women in Calais can have some hygiene and dignity, I would be very grateful. You can read this article for some info: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/31/women...
I'm only going for the day and I will probably deliver the items to Association Salam in Calais http://www.associationsalam.org/.
Also, if you have any of these items to donate (in north London), please contact me. All items need to be in good condition and suitable for terrible environment the people are living in:
Anti bacterial gel
First aid items (sterile bandages etc should be in date)
Playing cards, dominoes
Books in English, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi, Arabic, Tigrinya, Amharic
Pens and paper
Unlocked mobile phones
Thanks, solidarity and love from Alex