An urgent appeal for donations for the refugee camp in Calais has been sent to Councillor Julian Stanyer, the member for Speldhurst and Bidborough Ward.
The appeal reads:
"We're asking the lovely population of Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas to drop off as many needed donations as possible.
Saturday 19th September: Midday to 3pm
TUNBRIDGE WELLS FORUM
The Common, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8YU
If anyone has access to a Van on 19th and 20th September - make yourselves known please!
*** What is BADLY needed***
SHOES : Trainers or hiking shoes (only the most
common men's sizes)
• TENTS (Even incomplete) , COVERS, TARPAULIN
• JACKETS : Only small and medium sized ones
• TRAVELLING BAGS
• CANDLES or any other lighting implement
***What is needed***
Trainers, hiking boots & wellies
Smartphones (with sim cards)
Soap & shampoo
*** Not needed right now ***
Women's clothes or shoes
Children's clothes or shoes
Nappies, baby wipes, tampons (or other feminine hygiene products)
Sheets or pillows
****How else can you help?***
If you can't bring donations on the Saturday
Email: email@example.com to organise another time.
If you want to come on the day to help sort through the items - please email me!
There are two big sorting days in Dalston and Calais on Sunday 20th September - and many hands are needed!
Winter is coming and there is a desperate need!
This is the biggest global humanitarian crisis since the Second World War - it just cannot continue to be ignored. We need to pull together as much momentum and real action as possible.