Help Refugees and L’Auberge Des Migrants’ Calais Mobile Distribution team methodically visits every single shelter and tent in camp, ensuring that residents have as many of the basic household necessities as we can muster from the warehouse stocks. The most commonly requested items are things like washing up liquid, mattresses, bedding, kettles and solar lights.
A few weeks ago Sam, who heads up the Mobile Distribution team, asked YOU to help by ordering some of these items using our Leisure Fayre list, in particular to buy lots of lovely lamps to allow people to see after dark – a simple but powerful gift.
We asked, and you delivered.
This week we received a large order from Leisure Fayre so Sam, our team and most importantly the camp residents are very happy indeed. Thank you to everyone who bought anything from the list and also to the Leisure Fayre team who work so hard to fulfil every order, provide an automatic 20% discount and FREE delivery to our Calais warehouse. The lovely people at Blandford Cares also spent £500 on the washing and cleaning products. Supplying the simple day to day items that most of us take for granted is an easy way of improving the quality of life of those living in camp.
With up to 100 new arrivals every day we still really need your support. Please keep buying items from www.helprefugees.leisurefayre.com
We would not be able to do our work without your support and kindness. Many of the refugees we help are fleeing the conflict zones of Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Others are trying to escape political oppression in countries like Eritrea. All are human beings like us. As well as providing immediate physical assistance, we want to help refugees maintain their dignity.
Please click through if you would like to find out more about our work in Calais, Dunkirk, Lesvos, Samos, Idomeni and other locations. If you would like to know how you can help refugees, please check out our Get Involved section where you can find out how to fundraise for us and how to make a donation. Thank you!