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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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
- CANDLES or other lighting implements
What we ALWAYS need:
- Tracksuit trousers
- Jeans size 28-32
- Sleeping bags
- Plastic bags
- Woolly hats
What we DO NOT need:
- WOMEN and CHILDREN’S CLOTHES or SHOES
- Town Shoes