Container No 8

Over 100 tonnes of aid shipped in nearly 4 years!

Since 2016 volunteers across the South West have sorted through, boxed, bagged, labelled, loaded and shipped over 100 tonnes of humanitarian aid from Saltash in Cornwall. What started off as a small collection of aid for Calais in France in October 2015 has now grown into regular shipments of aid to both Greece and France, with 2 containers a year to Greece and collections for 4 van loads to France.  On the 29th June a 40ft container of humanitarian aid started the 2-week journey to Attika Human Support in Lesvos Greece. This is the 8th container of aid to leave Saltash organised by Open Hearts Open Borders Refugee Aid.

  

The OHOB summer container was loaded with around 8 – 10 tonnes of humanitarian aid items including 35 boxes containing 100’s of pairs of new wellington boots, 1500 bottles of shower gel, dozens of nappies, wet wipes and toiletries, clothing, tinned and dried food, buggies and pushchairs, towels, blankets, sleeping bags, included donated computers from Marjon University for the Better Days Education Project and 12 boxes of Teddy Bears donated by the Teddies Trust.

   

The container is expected to arrive at Attika Human Support in Lesvos Greece by mid July. Updates and photographs of the loading can be found on our Facebook group page – Open Hearts Open Borders 

Big love and thank you….

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