PEOPLE POWER! CP2PS: 28th May 2016

Post date: 31-Aug-2016 20:44:26

In just 24 hours, people across the UK and Europe worked wonders in response to an appeal for emergency aid to Calais after fires destroyed hundreds of homes.

1,027 individual items were bought via Leisurefayre - meaning vital kit such as sleeping bags and roll mats, will be delivered directly to the l'Auberge/HelpRefugees warehouse within just four days.

The Facebook feeds from so many groups, including: the Worldwide tribe; London2Calais; St Alban's for Refugees; Help 4 Refugee Children; Newport to Calais; We are Wakefield; Hand in Hand; and Calaid and from hundreds of individuals revealed the scale of the response. Many cars and vans of essential aid arrived in Calais today and many others will be arriving over the weekend thanks to the determined efforts of people working collectively via social media.

Thanks to Libby from Calais Action for the photo