Anti-racist campaigners to join Lord Alf Dubs to send off Calais delegation as part of #Coats4Calais

5pm Friday 8th December, Downing Street
Facebook event here
The send-off,  at which Lord Alf Dubs, author of the Dubs Amendment will be present along with other campaigners including Bruce Kent, Rabbi Lee Wax and Louise Regan – NEU NUT Section President amongst others, will take place at 5pm at Downing Street on the evening of Friday 8 December.
Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais are working together to raise financial support and much needed items to ease the suffering of refugees now scattered across Northern France and Belgium after the closure a year ago of the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais by French authorities.

We will be lining up coats to to show the freezing conditions refugees are facing as part of the #Coats4Calais appeal.

They are also joining the growing outcry against the governments failure to offer the care and support needed towards unaccompanied child refugees.

Louise Regan, President of the National Education Union (NUT Section) said:

“I’m joining the winter appeal delegation to Calais because as trade unionists it is essential that we show solidarity with those fleeing conflict, war or persecution.

“I cannot Imagine what it must be like to be on the streets in the freezing temperatures that we have recently experienced. We should be showing humanity and offering shelter and support to these people. Please do all you can to support the winter appeal.”

Sabby Dhalu, Stand Up To Racism Co-Convenor said:

“As temperatures approach freezing in Europe, thousands of refugees, many of them children, are in shocking conditions because of the unwillingess of our own government to help.

“As well as offering political solidarity by pressuring the government to help, this delegation is an attempt to offer practical solidarity and warm clothing to some of the most vulnerable people in Europe. Please support the appeal in any way you can, or by donating at the link provided.”

Notes to Editors:
3) Stand Up To Racism is a national campaigning organisation supported by major trade unions, faith and community leaders and politicians. They organise the annual March Against Racism on UN Anti-Racism day which this year was attended by over 30,000 people. Next year’s demonstration takes place on 17 March
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