Across the county, collections points have opened for donations of clothing and other items for Afghan refugees.

Locally, Nicola North has once again stepped up to help with the latest refugee crisis. You can drop donations at Sheet Farm, Sheet Road, Ludlow SY8 4JT. Please contact Nicola beforehand for advice where to drop your donations (01584 878528) or contact her on Facebook or Messenger.

A list of items needed is below, along with other drop off points across Shropshire.

The following items are currently being sought

  • For women:
  • Long tops
  • Long trousers for women
  • Closed shoes
  • Warm jumpers and cardigans
  • Long coats
  • Leggings
  • New underwear
  • Scarves and gloves
  • For men:
  • Trousers and jeans
  • Suits, jackets and blazers
  • Shirts
  • Jackets and warm coats
  • New underwear
  • Shoes and boots
  • Socks
  • Hat, scarfs and gloves.
  • For children:
  • Baby and toddler clothes for all ages
  • Baby grows
  • Children’s long sleeved tops
  • T Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Cots
  • Prams and Pushchairs but not car seats.

When families arrive in the county, a further appeal is expected to be made for things like toys and other household goods but should you have stock to hand, contact Nicola to see it is needed.

Drop off points outside Ludlow

Craven Arms. Craven Arms Islamic Centre, Noor House, Newton Street, Craven Arms SY7 9PQ. Donations can be dropped off between 7am and 8pm. No phone call required before dropping donations.

Church Stretton. Carol Overs, The Lodge, Madeira Walk, Church Stretton. SY6 6JQ.

Ellesmere. Ellesmere Town Council, 1-3 Willow Street, Ellesmere, SY12 0AL. Donations can be dropped off Monday to Friday from 9am until 1pm, we can arrange additional drop offs by appointment by calling 01691 622188. The Town Council offices are located on the side of the Town Hall. Isabella Lee, 4 Windlass Drive Ellesmere, SY12 0FP.    Please message/ring 07554 516333 before dropping donations. Weekends and evenings only please. St Mary’s Church, Church Hill, Ellesmere SY12 0HB. Please phone Pat Hawkins in advance at 01691622571 or email at to arrange the best time or day to drop off donations.

Knockin. Knockin Heath Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane, SY10 8EB. Please call 07901825881 to arrange days and times.

Market Drayton. Caroline Akrach 52 Boscobel Road, Market Drayton TF9 2HL.

Oswestry. Rowanthorn, 4, Old Chapel Court, English Walls, Oswestry SY11 2PD. Donations can be dropped off to the shop between 10am and 5pm Monday-Saturday.

Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury SY3 7BJ. Monday-Friday 10am-2pm please call 07960968006 when you arrive. Storage King, Archers Way, Archers Way, Shrewsbury SY1 3GA. Lockup no. is Y211 and Padlock Code is 2468. On arrival at Storage King, please wear a mask, sign in at reception, load your goods into the lift, take the stairs to the 2nd floor, turn right, right again, our unit is located just round the corner.

Telford. Telford and Wrekin Interfaith Community Hub, New Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1LU. Please call 07545 023519 to arrange days and times.

Whitchurch. Carolyne Vaughan, 14 St Alkmund Meadow SY13 1GY. Please text or call before leaving items 07854384836.

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