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I've been promising an update for ages so here it is. I've been busy having a baby, he was born back in January and is keeping me very busy but the good work of the convoy has been continuing.
I've attached the original financial report in case anyone has not seen that. It explains where the bulk of that money raised went. After the convoy the donations kept coming and we kept sending more trucks with aid out around Europe and even as far as Syria.
As well as that we have been funding various projects like the library and radio station in Calais. We have also funded a group of Irish nurses and doctors who have been out to Greece and to Calais. And in fact I am handing this GoFundMe page over to the group of Irish nurses who are continuing to travel to Calais to give medical aid. As always we are not funding people's travel or accommodation, anything you donate on this page will so straight to purchasing medical equipment and supplies.
The next update you get will be from Elena on behalf of the Irish medical group.
Thank you all very much for your incredibly generous donations.
We have stopped taking all physical donations of clothes and blankets as the convoy is completely full now!! But we would really appreciate your continued financial donations.
You need to organize more drop off sites. I am going over to help in the medical end in October and lots of people are very willing to donate, but don't know where to go. It's a lost chance. Mayble volunteers could collect in different areas and then others could volunteer to transport the goods to a central location... just a thought
Cleared my loft yesterday of clothes, shoes sleeping bags etc all being washed now to be dropped to my dear friends lyn and chris for delivery, will be collecting more until this crisis is resolved, thankyou for giving us the opportunity to help and support such a great cause. Keep up the good work l will continue to spread the word and raise awareness, love and blessings to you all x
Some things that would be useful according to a Calais activist: Accommodation: Tents Sleeping bags roll mats Clothes: (only clean stuff) Stuff to clean easily and/or dry Shoes Wellies Socks (wet socks are an issue when you can't dry) Jackets Shirts Underwears Hygiene: Anti-bacterial product Cleaning product Basic toiletries product (soap, towels, kitchen paper, toilet paper...) Plastic pots (usable for small laundry) Basic first aid kits Wipes Trash bags/bins sanitary towels/tampons/nappies Food: Containers/Jerrycan for food and water Non-perishable food Flour Oil Water (Bottles with taps are always useful) Pans, pots, grills (sponges, dish soap...) Miscellaneous: Tools Wood Canvas sheets Tape Mobile phones (and the chargers) Sim Cards Books (different languages)
I admit I am cold hearted I say send them back tell them to fight their own wars and make change in their own Country If you live in America and want to help someone drive around in your own city you will probably find more then enough people that are just about as bad off that could use your help
Hi Robin, thank you very much for the generous donation. We are collecting at the Marina Commercial Park in Cork city. If u need directions call 086 77771078. We were hoping to concentrate on catering equipment, shoes and sanitary items as these seem to be most needed. We were then going to unload at Calais and use raised money to stock up at a supermarket with food and water. This way we get a second load out of our vans. But saying that we will accept some warm clothes and blankets too. If you have advice on what to bring please do get in touch.
Is there anywhere in Blackrock/Dun Laoghaire area that I can leave stuff?