We would like to say a big thank you to everybody who has donated to our collection! 14 boxes of clothing have been packed up ready for distribution in Calais and Dunkirk. These are now in the store kindly provided by the Brecon Beacons National Park awaiting transport along with possible further donations from over the past month. These will either go with the next Swansea Humanitarian Aid Response Project (SHARP) trip to Calais or we may choose to transport this ourselves if we can source suitable transport/ drivers. Any offers or suggestions?
Two of our volunteers are off to Calais tomorrow with a car and roof box full of generous donations (including 29 sleeping bags, 9 tents, 78 pairs of gloves, 219 pairs of socks, 67 hats as well as blankets, camping mats, clothing, toiletries and food). They will be staying to volunteer with L’Auberge des Migrants/Help Refugees until Friday.
We have also delivered 10 boxes of kitchenware, bedding and clothes to the store kindly provided by Tŷ-Mawr in Brecon to await delivery to Swansea or for distribution at away days. After the Llanfihangel away day we delivered a transit van full of goods to Unity in Diversity, and so we now need to wait until this has been dispersed before taking more things down to Swansea.
We do still need dictionaries and easy English language books or games and any working laptops please.
In all of these collections, we are very grateful for the help of our drop off points (the Liberal Democrat offices, Guildhall in Brecon and St Mary’s church in Hay) our sorting and packing store at Hay Castle and to GB Liners for the removal boxes and to Brecon Beacons national park and Tŷ-Mawr for making storage space available to us. All of this has been freely, generously and cheerfully given. We would also like to recall the kindness of all our supporters and local people who have given so generously. Also the Brecon foodbank who made sure that our last away day attendees each went home with a week’s worth of shopping!