Refugee Appeal Update 2

Refugee Appeal Update (SHARE)
The SHARe (Support in Huyton for Asylum
seekers and Refugees) group would like to
thank all the parishioners for their generosity
over the past few months and more recently for the Calais Appeal.

Published :  24/02/2016

We especially want to thank the members of ‘Windleshaw -Wednesday-Club, all the members of the ‘Windleshaw St. Vincent de Paul’ and very specially Mrs. Elizabeth Swift for their generous cash donations (petrol for the Calais-Van) and all the food, clothing and other items they donated recently. The total raised in our two parishes (Agnes-Aidan) so far, now stands at £3,213.38. We have spent £480 on 30 high quality sleeping bags which have already been sent directly to the charities in Calais and will now be keeping 30 people a bit warmer at night.
Thanks to the kindness of Karen Bennett and her husband we now have a van for the Calais trip. We will be leaving on Friday 26th February, taking the aid directly to the Care4Calais warehouse and then onto the camps on Saturday. To this end we would ask that we receive all donations by Sunday 21st February so that we have time to sort and pack them. Just to remind you, we are appealing for donations of tinned and non-perishable food, winter clothing for men, sleeping bags, wind up torches and lanterns. A list of
appropriate food and clothing items is provided. Given that we now have a great amount of certain tinned food, we need more of the food items listed below, especially long life milk, coffee and spices (not in glass jars):
1L oil - 1kg rice - 1kg sugar - tinned meat (No pork or ham products) packets of biscuits - tea and coffee - 750g salt -
tinned fruit - vegetable stock cubes, spices such as chilli, cumin, turmeric and cinnamon, cardamom (for tea), salt & pepper sachets, chilli flakes sachets - Long Life full fat milk. If possible ring pull tops and make sure everything is IN date! No pasta please.
Clothing: Men’s walking boots (size 38 - 45), Men’s jeans or
jogging bottoms ( 28 - 34 waist), Fleeces, warm socks, vests and
underpants, Hats, gloves and scarves.
This week we will be sorting on Monday from 11am , Wednesday from 9am and if needed on Thursday at 11am in the Lady Chapel. If you think you can help please call Margaret Roche on: 07842185100

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