Charlbury aid goes to Dunkirk refugees
People responded generously to Charlbury Refugee Action Group's appeal for warm clothing, sleeping bags etc. for people at the Dunkirk refugee camp. Our friend Raz has collected essential items from us, as well as from Witney, Hook Norton and further afield, and is delivering them in person this weekend.
The complete shipment will include cooking oil, gas bottles (bought locally), boots, tinned food and bottled water (clean water is virtually unavailable on the site, but will be bought locally with money the group has donated).
The photo shows conditions at the camp earlier this week. The regional sous-prefet is trying to stop the local mayor from building a new camp that will conform to international standards for refugee camps.
We are still receiving donations from our 'make a space for a refugee at your Christmas table' appeal, and expect the total to exceed £700.
And we look forward to a big day on Saturday (Jan 9) in the Memorial Hall, when CRAG holds a Bring & Buy of unwanted Christmas gifts and other new items. Bring from 9.30, Bring AND Buy from 10-12.