Following the success of our winter socks appeal in 2018, and the recent (desperate) socks appeal from groups helping refugees in Northern France, we’ve decided that our Winter 2019 appeal should be for socks again!
There are two differences this year: firstly that this year we’ve increased our target by 50% to 1,500 pairs, and secondly we are accepting used socks as well as new socks this year, but they must be washed and in good condition: absolutely no holes!
In order to launch our appeal, we are absolutely thrilled that The Good Heart cafe in Palmer Street, Frome, will be receiving donations of socks (and money for socks) on our behalf at their ‘Feast of Kindness‘ next Wednesday, 13th November. Full details are on their World Kindness Day flier below.
If you can’t make it next Wednesday, we will be collecting donations of socks (or cash for socks) every Monday lunchtime up to and including Monday 23rd December at the Cheese & Grain cafe, 12.00 – 14.00 (along with other items on our needs list). Donations of socks and other aid can also be made at our regular donation drop points in Bruton and Glastonbury.
For those who’d prefer to donate online, our Just Giving page has now gone live: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/refugeeactioninsomerseteast The money donated will go direct to Help Refugees so they can buy socks in bulk. Please tick the Gift Aid box if you can: it really helps!
We will be posting regular updates on our progress on Facebook as usual.
We will be sending the socks you donate on through our regular distribution channels as soon as we receive them, so if you bring some in this week they could well be being worn well before Christmas!
Thank you for your help!