The South West has now become a major point in the UK for sending aid across Europe. We need your help to continue to fund our aid projects.
We are continually collecting and sending essential aid to the refugee camps in Greece, France. Through our collections across Devon and Cornwall we can also help and support the refugee and asylum seeker community here on our doorstep in the South West. We ship pallets and containers of aid across to Greece and we collect and deliver essential aid across to Dunkirk and Calais.
We collect food, clothing, baby essentials, hygiene products, shelter and warmth and toys. As well as our aid appeals we run other appeals across the community and schools. These have included, Gift Boxes of Smiles for Greece, I CAN YOU CAN WE CAN (tinned food appeal) and a Toy Amnesty. These have all been incredibly successful in generated awareness and support. We run mini aid appeals throughout the year. Please get in touch if you would like to know more about our international aid and how you can get involved.
Working alongside Wadebridge Refugee Aid Project, Launceston Refugee Support Group, Bude Refugee Support, Exeter City of Sanctuary and Ottery Refugee Response Group we are continually shipping aid to where it is needed the most.
We are currently collecting for Greece and France – we support the Hope Cafe in Athens, Attkia Human Support in Lesvos and Mobile Refugee Support in France. These are the three main grassroots groups in Greece and France who are recipients of the aid we collect.
On October 21st we sent our first 40ft aid container to Attika Human Support in Lesvos Greece. The container was filled with food, blankets, sleeping bags, clothing, toiletries, baby items, nappies, wet wipes, cleaning goods, tents and children bicycles and toys. The container arrived on the 9th December 2017 and was gratefully received by Attika Human Support who are one of the main recipients for the aid we collect. We have also recently sent 4 pallets of nearly new duvet and pillow sets to Attika. In November and November we contributed to donating over £350 worth of food items over to Mobile Refugee Support (MRS) to be distributed in Calais and Dunkirk. In December we once again supported MRS by purchasing much needed protein snack foods and wind up torches which were delivered over in Calais on the 15th December 2017. We have also sponsored the mobile wifi for a period of 6 months at a cost of £360. Mobile wifi allows refugees to contact family and friends. To donate to our current fundraiser for shipping costs of the pallets please click on the link Shipping Costs
If you would like further information please get in touch or click on the links below.
Essential Baby Items
We are collecting essential baby items for the Hope Café in Athens. The primary function of the Hope Cafe is to feed the hungry in Athens, particularly in response to the need of nutritious meals for those unable to support themselves.
General Baby Items
Baby toiletries (Shampoo – Baby Oil – Lotion – Baby Wash etc)
Nappies (2, 3, 4 5 and 6)
Vitamins for pregnancy and new mums
Baby Food & Milk
Powder Baby Formula Stages 1, 2, & 3
Ready Mixed Baby Milk 1 & 2 (this is great for journeys)
Normal Cow’s milk powder for 1 and 2 years (powdered milk rather than the long life one)
Vegetarian food pouches (No jars)
General healthy dried snacks