First Campaign (Autumn 2015)

Our first campaign enabled us to mobilise a massive network of people to:

  • collect clothing, food, bedding and tents, from hundreds of generous individuals and organisations in Bruton, Frome, Glastonbury and the surrounding area;
  • deliver four van-loads of essential aid items to the camp in Calais;
  • fundraise £3,352 in just one month (more than 3 times our target);
  • give a £500 donation to The Women & Children’s centre;
  • give two further donations of £100 each to individual volunteers working/living within the camp to buy essential supplies;
  • buy and deliver the ‘Caravan of Calm’ women & children’s therapy and outreach centre;
  • take a total of 11 volunteers over to Calais;
  • provide a total of 25 person-days in the camp by the 11 volunteers;
  • tow a total of 5 caravans onsite to be used as family accommodation;
  • distribute aid directly within the camp;
  • set-up the beginnings of a therapeutic network to support volunteers;
  • hold a day of 1:1 therapeutic support sessions with volunteers;
  • build a network and knowledge base within the camp;
  • set up a volunteer recruitment/schedule system for the women’s centre.