For those of our followers who don’t follow our facebook group, and aren’t on our e-mailing list – a little update.
April went well: we had 8 donation drop sessions at Your Storage Space in Frome, and received additional donations at our satellite donation drop point Mill on the Brue in Bruton. Many thanks to Fraser & Rich in Frome, and Tricia in Bruton for letting us use your premises!
- We managed one delivery of aid direct to the Help Refugees warehouse in Calais, with a couple of our volunteers spending a few days helping in the camps too.
- We delivered more sorted and packed aid items to Refugee Aid From Taunton (RAFT), which they will send on to Syria with the Albayan Foundation.
- We also sent some baby carriers and children’s rucksacks to Chios in Greece with a London group called Boots, Backpacks and Baby Carriers.
- We were also able to support the Frome Syrian Refugee Support Group with equipping the homes of the Syrian families given refuge locally.
Life in the Jungle
Justine Corrie and Ben Horne spoke about their experiences working in Calais one evening in the Wheatsheaves. Over £80 was raised in donations on the evening, which we topped up to £100 and donated to the Calais woodyard. Ben is now running the woodyard, turning waste wood into fuel for heating and cooking. You can still donate this vital work on the Calais woodyard fundraising site.
We will also be taking a stall at the Packhorse Fair in Bruton on 31st May, where we will be fundraising and hope to meet more people who don’t yet know about the work we do. Please pop over and see us if you’re in town on that day!