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DOUBLE DECKER HAVEN 13th April 2016

posted 31 Aug 2016, 11:17 by Chris Cox   [ updated 31 Aug 2016, 11:17 ]


The "Unofficial Women and Children's Centre  recently relocated to a double decker bus inside the ´Jungle` and are raising funds to be able to continue their essential work on the ground.
Money raised is used for purchasing and providing fresh nutritional supplies like baby milk and good quality protein for kids and their mums.Your donations will go towards nappies, clothing and care for new/pregnant mothers, babies and kids. They also supply the unaccompanied minors with mobile phones so they can get in touch in an emergency, as during a recent incident when a group of them nearly suffocated inside a lorry and were able to get rescued after raising the alarm via text messages.

The "Unofficial" women & children's centre provides a safe space for hundreds of children and women living in the 'Jungle' camp in Calais 24 hours, 7 days a week, as well as caring for the many unaccompanied minors on the ground.

Led by Liz Clegg, they run daily activities, provide essential care, supplies and services necessary to support children, women and babies. 

They look after pregnant women, liaise with the housing team and MSF and are the central point for distribution of all goods to women and children in the camp.
They have also begun to extend their services to those who are arriving in the UK, helping to integrate minors and women into social services and local authorities whilst offering much needed support as they are resettling into their new lives and communities.

The team is also in the process of setting up another base and office in Birmingham, offering essential support to those women and minors arriving there.  This means Liz Clegg has to take on double responsibilities and so contributions will also go towards her traveling costs between the ´Jungle´ and the UK when needed and appropriate.

You can donate here.