Urgent appeal for help to sort and transport refugee donations
A local support group says it urgently needs volunteers to help sort, store and transport donations which have been pouring in to help refugees in camps in Calais and elsewhere in Europe.
Jacqueline Henry, who has set up Calais- People to People Solidarity - Grantham says the response since the appeal began two weeks ago has been ‘fantastic’.
St Wulfram’s Church is acting as the collection point for the donations.
Jacqueline says the group no longer needs donations of clothing. Any surplus clothing collected will be donated to the homeless.
More important donations are camping equipment and food. A full list of donations can be found on the Journal website.
Jacqueline also appealed to local businesses to help with storage space and transport. If you can help, contact Jacqueline at CalaisCollectionGrantham@gmail.com
People can also donate money at crowdfunding.justgiving.com
Fr Stuart Cradduck, rector of Grantham, said: “There is a lot of stuff coming in. It’s brilliant. I am delighted. It has been a huge response. The north aisle of the church is full of donations. But we have a big space here so I would urge people to keep on donating.”
For more details about the support group and donations go to facebook.com