Goodbye to Calais’ longest serving volunteer.

Renke Meuwese is our longest serving volunteer in Calais. He was already in Calais when we first arrived with a van full of donations 19 months ago and over that time we’ve seen the situation in Calais change drastically together. He has been at the forefront of the Calais warehouse, both training long-term members of the operations team and inspiring short-term volunteers to get involved and contribute to grassroots action.

He has helped to unpack lorry-loads of donations arriving from all across Europe, facilitated the sorting of these goods, and most importantly enabled the critical distribution of food, clothing and sleeping material to vulnerable refugees across northern France.

Thank you for all your help, you will be greatly missed and continue to be an inspiration to the Help Refugees global volunteer network.