Help for refugees at Calais

Taken from the Islington Council website.

Islington Town Hall is opening its doors to donations of clothes, tents, and other items to help support people living in camps in Calais.

The council is working with humanitarian aid charity, CalAid, to collect much-needed supplies for refugees and migrants living in appalling conditions in the camps.

This follows an outpouring of concern from Islington residents, with many emails and phone calls from residents wishing to help.

The donation point is open in the Town Hall on Upper Street, N1 2UD, from Wednesday, 9 September. Donations are welcome 8am-8pm, seven days a week.

Items that are particularly welcome are:

  • Shoes - trainers or hiking shoes (only the most common sizes 41 to 43)
  • Tents - (and covers and tarpaulin)
  • Jackets - only small and medium sized ones
  • Travelling Bags
  • Socks
  • Candles or any other lighting implement
  • Belts
  • Tracksuit trousers (highly appreciated)
  • Jeans (Size 28 to 32)
  • Blankets
  • Sleeping bags
  • Soap & Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • Woolly hats
  • Pants
  • Pots & Pans

A separate CalAid collection point is open at Mildmay Community Centre – details available here.