In April I will be making my third trip to France to do three days of volunteering with Care4Calais, and I wondered if you would consider sponsoring me. Care4Calais is a volunteer run charity delivering essential aid and support to the several thousand refugees sleeping rough, living in the worst conditions across Northern France and Belgium. Many of these refugees are teenagers my age or even younger, and they have to endure freezing, unbearable conditions, not just throughout winter, but also the rest of the year. This is after they have suffered through wars in their country and traumatic journeys, many of them on their own. I am paying for my own travel, food and accommodation, so all donations to me will go directly to the charity.
In addition to this I am also collecting warm clothing and other donations for the charity. If you have any spares or unwanted items from the following list, please let me know and I will arrange to come and collect them:
· Men’s jogging bottoms or jeans, size 26-34 waist (joggers with cuff bottom)
· Sleeping bags
· Men’s new boxer shorts (esp small and medium, tight fit only)
· Socks, hats and gloves
· Men’s waterproof walking boots and trainers (sizes 7-9 most needed)
· Mens and boys coats (especially small and medium sizes)
· Unlocked mobile phones with chargers
· Power banks
· Rain ponchos
I would really appreciate any help you can give me, and it would be great if you could forward this link to anyone else who might like to donate to the fundraiser or donate warm clothes.
Please let me know, and I can arrange to come by and collect any donations during the next few weeks.