SOS Calais (Supporting Our Sisters in Calais)

Fundraising campaign by Helen McDonald
  • £4,385.00
    raised of £4,000.00 goal
109% Funded
268 Donors
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We are asking for financial donations to support women in 'the jungle' in Calais in order to have a positive impact on their lives.

We stared this crowd funder in August 2015 with the intention of supplying the camp with sanitary products. We are so happy to say that this need has been met for now and well into the future. This means we are now able to offer other support to the women, including meeting their basic needs for food and shelter as well as working with other organisation to ensure the specific needs of women in camp are met.

Find us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/SupportCalais/

Fundraising Team

  • Helen Mcdonald
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 26, 2016
£10.00
  • Ayse Garibagaoglu
  • Donated on Dec 31, 2015
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  • Eilish Pudney
  • Donated on Dec 23, 2015
£10.00
Feb 10

Our final update

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 03:07 pm

Thank you to each and everyone of you for all your help and support over the past few months. Today we transferred the remaining funds in our crowd funding page to the women's and children's centre in the Jungle run by Liz Clegg who we have spoken of many times.. . . . .

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Jan 30

Sanitary Pads for Syria

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 09:21 pm

Today we took an entire car load of sanitary pads to Danielle, who is sending a container of aid to Idlib in Northern Syria.

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Jan 29

January visit to the Jungle

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 12:07 pm

We made another trip to the Jungle in early January. We took a car full of brand new underwear and socks for women, sleeping bags and fantastic hand knitted blankets, hats and scarves from the group Solidarity through craft which we dropped to the huge new warehouse run by L'auberge. . . . .

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Dec 06

We are proud to announce the arrival of Jessica!

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 05:41 pm

We are very excited to announce that the amazingly generosity of you fabulous people means that we have been able to fund a caravan which will be used by The Hummingbird Project and the Refugee Support First Aid & Care Team. Our caravan is called Jessica and she is currently. . . . .

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Oct 31

Update after our 2nd visit to Calais

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 06:32 pm

On 17th ? 18th October 2015 we returned to Calais for our second visit to ?the jungle?. Helen, Helen, Ali and Jose spent a day at the warehouse used for collection drop-off and distribution of donations run by L?Auberge des Migrants.This is a large space but it was full of. . . . .

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Sep 01

Bigger and better - thanks to you!

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 08:21 pm

We just wanted to let you know that we are working closely with our contact in the camp to make sure we are providing practical help that is going to have a positive impact on the lives of women there. What is needed in camp changes almost daily and priorities. . . . .

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Aug 31

Our first trip to Calais

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 02:57 pm

So, we have completed our first trip to Calais and it couldn't have gone more smoothly . . . well, apart from having no idea how the headlight adaptors worked but we got that sorted in the end!We dropped off the physical donations with George at Association Salam who have. . . . .

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Aug 27

The van is full!

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 08:41 pm

Thank you so much to all the lovely Essex people who donated physical items. The van is full to bursting and we can't fit another single thing in!Apologies to all the people who wanted to make last minute donations that we were unable to take. We had no idea people

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Aug 15

Physical donations

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 09:28 am

Collections of physical donations have started! If you would like to make a donation, we are taking:sanitary pads, clean, warm comfortable clothes or jeans, jumpers, t-shirts, coats for any age/sex, socks and underwear. Pots, pans and cooking equipment, including tin openers, wet wipes and toiletries, tents, camping equipment, sleeping bags. . . . .

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Aug 14

The donations keep on coming!

Update posted by Helen McDonald at 08:18 pm

So, it was one week ago today when we started this page hoping we'd get 100 to cover the ferry crossing! We could never have expected so many people to be so generous. The comments left have be amazing too and have really shown that there are lots of superb

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Donors & Comments

268 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Jan 26, 2016
£10.00
  • Ayse Garibagaoglu
  • Donated on Dec 31, 2015
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  • Eilish Pudney
  • Donated on Dec 23, 2015
£10.00
  • Summer E.
  • Donated on Nov 30, 2015
  • Keep doing good, and giving these women the items they need to stay safe, comfortable, and clean!

£100.00
  • zoe james
  • Donated on Nov 29, 2015
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  • Betsy Blodgett
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2015
£25.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2015
£5.00
  • Kerry OBrien
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2015
  • This is such a wonderful thing that you are doing, may all these refugees find safety and shelter soon!

£16.00
  • Julie Pickett
  • Donated on Nov 28, 2015
£35.00
£14.00
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£4,385.00
raised of £4,000.00 goal
109% Funded
268 Donors