Stand Up To Racism/Care4Calais Winter Refugee Appeal – solidarity convoy Sat 9 Dec

Stand Up To Racism and Care4Calais are working together to organise a Winter appeal for refugees still living in Calais and it’s surrounding area, Paris and Brussels.

Alongside collecting we will be taking out a solidarity convoy to Calais on Saturday 9 December.

The destruction of the “jungle” camp by French authorities has not ended the refugee crisis, only worsened conditions for refugees, including unaccompanied children. As the weather gets worse we want to make sure that those who have fled poverty and war do not face even worse conditions in France.

The British government has failed miserably to carry out its responsibilities to refugees, taking only a fraction of the unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs amendment.

While making donations to help refugees we call on Theresa May to act responsibility and take in the 3,000 child refugees suggested by Lord Alf Dubs, himself a survivor of the holocaust thanks to the Kindertransport.

You can donate to the fundraiser directly by clicking here, all funds will go to buying supplies for those in need.

Materials collected during the appeal will be taken to the Care4Calais warehouse in Calais where they are sorted by volunteers and distributed.

The list of items Care4Calais are calling to be collected is here

If any people want to join the volunteers going over there, please email mandybrowncow@yahoo.com

Join our winter appeal for refugees in Calais and surrounding areas.
1) Collect items and donations from the list and contact us to arrange pick up or collection points
2) Come on Friday 8th or Saturday 9th December to Calais
3) Contact us to let us know you aware coming.

Arrangements
If you have a car book onto a Eurotunnel or a Ferry to Calais. Let us know times of arrival. Aim to arrive Friday night or Saturday morning before midday. We recommend the youth hostel for affordable accommodation in Calais.

If you have no car, we may have space – if not you can take train to Dover and take ferry to Calais as a foot passenger. We can arrange to meet you in Calais.

Finally use the collection sheet and leaflet to tell people about the campaign, contact local SUTR group for local activities, join Care4Calais Facebook page for daily updates.

Let’s make sure our message is heard. We welcome refugees. Every human has a right to safety. Every child deserves a future.

Enact dubs now SUTR selfie sign

Open letter for “Dubs Now” to use in your area here 

Postcard for winter refugee appeal artwork