We are leaving for Calais on the 6th of November 2015, with a van loaded with donations from the people and residence of West Cornwall.
Refugee Aid is working in partnership with the Cornishman Newspaper and a journalist is also part of the team going to Calais, along with a group of volunteers to assist.
The refugee Aid team of volunteers will stay in Calais supporting the refugees in any way they can and distributing the goods donated.
This activity forms part of a much wider fundraising initiative across Penwith in partnership with Medecins Sans Frontieres and Shelter Box. This includes an art action at Queens Hotel on the 20th of November with David Lay as the host and auctioneer.
A popular local band ‘Pondlife’ have reformed for a one night sell-out gig, at the Ritz nightclub in Penzance and series of fundraising events at Archie Browns Restaurant in Penzance starting on Friday the 13th October.
These events will give thanks to those who have supported the mission and any companies that offer support for the mission will be present on the information and media we distribute after the trip to Calais.
Refugee Aid has already raised the core costs, associated with the trip and are looking for additional cash donations or in kind contributions.
As a priority, cash donations via our just giving page: https://crowdfunding.