Can you donate a coat to keep a refugee warm this winter?

Over 3,000 refugees are currently sleeping rough in Northern France, and temperatures are rapidly dropping. Some as young as 13, with no access to clean clothes, water or shelter. So this holiday season our goal is to provide each and every one of these refugees with a warm winter coat. To do this we URGENTLY need your help.

We are asking everyone to look in your cupboards for a winter coat that you no longer wear. You can drop these off at the Edge Hill University, Faculty of Education reception.

You can also take a picture of yourself holding up the coat and post it on social media with a message such as:
“Show you @Care4Calais by donating a coat to a refugee this winter #Coats4Calais”

There is still an urgent need for things such as toiletries and mens’ clothes especially thermal-wear. Small man or youth’s sizes are best. You can also drop these off at the Faculty of Education reception. See here for other drop-off points

If you still need convincing, here’s a message for you from Ricky Tomlinson