#RefugeesWelcome: How you can help those living in the Calais refugee camps

Updated to include further details of collection points.

Ludlow has two collection points for CALAID, a volunteer group seeking to help people in refugee camps in Calais:

  • Nicola North, Sheet Farm: nicjnorth@aol.com, 878528
  • Claire and Peter Whitehead, 2 Julian Road, 875266.

This is how CALAID describes itself:

We are a group of volunteers collecting urgently needed donations for those living in the Calais refugee camps. We believe that no person should be without access to basic human rights like shelter and warmth, and by collecting donations we can work to improve these conditions.

The situation in Calais is part of a wider migration crisis in Europe – caused largely by the displacement of people from war-torn countries such as Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan and Eritrea. In addition to offering support and assistance, we hope to change the perception of this crisis from one of hostility and fear to one of concern and compassion.

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CALAID list of needed donations

What we BADLY need:

  • SHOES: trainers or hiking shoes size 41-46
  • TENTS, COVERS, TARPAULIN
  • JACKETS: size SMALL and MEDIUM only
  • TRAVELLING BAGS
  • SOCKS
  • CANDLES or other lighting implements
  • BELTS

What we ALWAYS need:

  • Tracksuit trousers
  • Jeans size 28-32
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Plastic bags
  • Woolly hats
  • Pants
  • Pots
  • Pans

What we DO NOT need:

  • WOMEN and CHILDREN’S CLOTHES or SHOES
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Suits
  • Town Shoes
  • Jumpers
  • Wellingtons

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5 thoughts on “#RefugeesWelcome: How you can help those living in the Calais refugee camps

  1. Can’t seem to find the email address for Nicola North – can you let me have it? Joyce

  2. Clair and Pete at 2 julian road (off Gravel hill) are also collecting for CalAid. All donations to be delivered to them before or by 26 September, preferably before. They will then take them to Shrewsbury for sorting/delivery to Calaid in London. Claire’s phone nos. 01584 875266 or. 07812 37516

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