Dunkirk Refugee Camp Women's Centre

£1,700 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 20 months
With International Women's Day fast approaching, we are raising money to buy and bring essential supplies to the refugees at the Women's Centre at the Dunkirk Refugee Camp.

The Grande-Synthe camp de la Liniere (Dunkirk) camp is 'home' to up to 2000 refugees, many of whom found themselves here after the Jungle closed, and are now living day to day in squalid and unsafe conditions. The Women's Centre was built specifically to give women and children a safe place to come and rest, and to feed their babies.

These women and children are particularly vulnerable, and there is limited help and support for them beyond the valiant efforts of a small group of 6-7 volunteers.


-------- YOUR DONATION -------

At the moment, women and babies/children in the camp desperately need the following items:

* Nappies (size 5&6)
* Sudocrem
* Adult diapers (so that the women do not need to go out to the toilets after dark)
* Baby Shampoo
* Baby Wipes
* Toilet Paper
* Sanitary Towels

Your donation will go directly to buying these goods in bulk.

-------- THE PLAN ----------

We will be driving over to Dunkirk (which is just 30 miles from British Shores) in a van which, we hope, will be packed solid with these essential items which will help the women and their children with their day to day lives.

We will be travelling either the weekend of the 11th or 18th March.

We came to hear of this camp through a friend who is a journalist and visited the camp and the supply centre last week. We are in touch with Care4Calais to ensure we can deliver the goods to the right place.

------- WHY IT MATTERS -------

The camp is an incredibly difficult and unsafe place for these women to be. There is minimal security and protection. Read more in the Guardian here - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/12/dunkirk-child-refugees-risk-sexual-violence?CMP=twt_gu

Together we can do something to help them.

THANK YOU!
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Hello everyone,

We delivered over a thousand pounds worth of supplies to the Dunkirk Women's Centre yesterday. Thank you all again for your donations, every pound is making a difference!

It was a pretty nuts day all in all, if you're interested you can read more about it here.

https://borderskipping.com/2017/03/18/the-day-at-dunkirk-refugee-camp/

Thanks again everyone,
Kim & Laura x
All the donations...
The women's centre
Me and LT
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£1000! This is amazing; thank you all. We are bulk buying nappies and baby wipes pretty much as I type. It's been really cheering seeing all these donations coming in, and we've been in touch with the Dunkirk Women's Centre and they're so so pleased. There's a lot the women there need, and these donations will make a significant difference. It means a lot to them.

If you haven't donated yet and would like to, there is still time; we'll keep this page up until the day we drive!

One last thing: we're also going to put together boxes of winter hats, scarves & gloves, plus plates, cups, pots and pans, so if you have any spares knocking around, send them our way!

Thanks again you brilliant people.

Big love
Kim & Laura xx
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We've already reached £200; hurray! Thank you all.

Shall we just keep going? More donations = more nappies, after all. We'll keep this page up until we travel on the 18th, and any donation big or small is much much appreciated!
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£1,700 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 20 months
Created February 26, 2017
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£20
Anonymous
20 months ago
CM
£25
Courtney Marr
20 months ago

Go girls! So proud of you for doing this. All my love - Courtney Marr

£20
Roxy Walton
20 months ago

Hope the trip goes well, looking forward to hearing about it xxx

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20 months ago
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Dec Cooney
20 months ago

Great work!

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