Pitsmoor to Calais, 2nd trip. Full van coming back too!

In the recent issues of the Burngreave Messenger we reported on the trip to Calais made by Pitsmoor people, Stuart and Fran, to assist people living in the ‘Calais Jungle’ refugee camp.

Stuart and Fran made a second trip in January 2016. As planned they took another van filled with essentials for the refugees, but they didn't come back empty: they had a van filled with a ton of food for Burngreave food bank! This food was stuff that was inappropriate for the refugees for various reasons.

This was reported in the Sheffield Star newspaper:

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/refugees-donate-food-to-sheffield-1-7703570#ixz z3yczJySiT

But for a more personal and evocative report with loads of pictures of life in “the Jungle”, we suggest you read Fran's blog


To donate to the Calais kitchens appeal, go to


HIGH PRIORITY ITEMS NEEDED: warm, waterproof winter jackets; men’s jogging bottoms or jeans size 28-36 waist; socks and underpants; hats, gloves and scarves; camp beds; tarpaulins; sleeping bags.

LESSER PRIORITY ITEMS NEEDED: tents; roll-mats; blankets; toiletries and toiletry packs; coking pots, utensils, cups, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery; unlocked mobile phones with chargers; mobile phone external batteries; rucksacks; hot water bottles; anti-bacterial hand wash; waterproof trousers; umbrellas.

Read more: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/refugees-donate-food-to-sheffield-1-7703570#ixzz 3ypGqf2CX

If you would like to help refugees on Friday 5th February from midday there will be a massive sort out of the donations for Sheffield refugees and asylum seekers at City of Sanctuary at the Victoria Methodist Hall in town. All are welcome to come and help so that the people who need these donations are able to access them (at the moment things are in a bit of a mess!) Please pass this on.... it's going to be an epic and fun day!!!

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