The fire in Dunkirk Grand Synthe refugee camp in Northern France last night was devastating to us all.

It has now been confirmed that 80% of shelters have burnt, destroying possessions and making 1500 residents of the camp homeless. Approximately half of population affected are now being housed in three nearby gymnasiums, providing safety and shelter for the remaining residents is still undecided.

We are so grateful for the response that we have already received, your support and willingness to help at this time will be monumental in providing necessary safety.

The items that we need urgently are:
Sleeping bags/blankets
Foil blankets
Bottled water
Savoury biscuits/cereal bars
Dried fruit/nuts
Tinned fish

Please email calaisdonations@gmail.com

You can also donate using our emergency fundraiser on MyDonate

Or send items directly to our warehouse through LeisureFayre:

If you have items you’d like to offer, you can find your nearest drop-off point here: http://refugeemaps.org/

Thank you – your support is invaluable.