Your Help is Needed
Lions Club Yvelines Heraldic (LCYH) members, Richard Turk and friends are running their third joint humanitarian drive for the refugees at Calais and Dunkerque. The needs vary daily so we also intend to provide cash directly to the charities when we arrive to meet their critical needs for food or clothing. Donate to this here.
ONLY Mens Clothes and Food Items to be collected, list is below.
NOTE that they should all be sorted and clearly marked in French/English in boxes.
Use only standard size wine boxes (for 6 bottles of wine) or cartons available from supermarkets and wine shops
Add a label on the side with the list of ingredients
All tins should have pull tops NOT needing a tin opener
NOTE: NO PASTA OR MEAT
- Dried Lentils
- Tins of Ratatouille
- Cooking Oil
- UHT Milk
- Tinned Fish (Tuna)
- Tinned Beans (red or white beans)
- Tinned Peas
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Stock (vegetable) cubes and/or spices-chilli-cardomom Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
- Fruit in Syrup
- Sweet rice pudding or similar
- Sugar Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
- Salt Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
- Onions & other vegetables
- Fresh oranges, mandarins, apples
- Tea Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
- Basmati Rice (cooks quicker and with less water) Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
- Flour Put small quantities in a zip lock plastic bag or small tupperware style container
Please separate the clothes and mark as Small, Medium or Large. Please tie shoes together by their laces.
- T shirts
- Boxer shorts
- Trainers and Shoes (size 42 and above)
Collections Accepted until Friday September 30, 2016
Delivery Date: Saturday October 1, 2016
The delivery day will consist of driving to Calais to distribute food and help the Auberge des migrants centre with sorting clothing, delivering food and building shelters.
- The British School of Paris38, Quai de l’Ecluse 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
Phone: +33 1 34 80 45 90, or
- Jonny Garner, phone in advance to arrange a time. Ph: 06825660758 Address: 8 impasse de la haute Pierre, 78290 Croissy sur Seine. Only slight problem is the very tight turn into the impasse coming from Pont de Bougival (150 m on the right, opposite a restaurant on the corner). Ph: 06825660758
- For other collections please email or text Bob Lewis on email@example.com or 0620010724
Collection drives will be determined soon, if needed.
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The human crisis in Calais and Dunkerque is tragic and whilst governments and NGOs are now making a substantial difference for the 9,000 plus refugees and migrants remaining there, the scale of the problem is still enormous. The Centre Jules Ferry feeds some 1,500 people a day, SALAM and Auberge des Migrants, the two volunteers associations based in Pas de Calais, are providing clothing, food & meals to both camps, another group is providing medical supplies. With the plan to relocate many of the migrants away from Pas de Calais there is even more acute need for clothes and food now. On recent trips to the camps it is clear that there are too many clothes but never enough food. We would like you to pledge some money so that we can buy the specific food they need when we arrive at the camp and otherwise we would appreciate you collecting food and packing for us to collect in the coming 14 days.
MORE INFORMATION AT L’Auberge des Migrants and Help Refugees
|L’Auberge des Migrants|