REFUGEE WEEK AID CONVOY: 20th June 2022

Jun 15th 2022 | News

To mark Refugee Week 2022 and thanks to the wonderful VIP Reading team, we will be travelling to the refugee camps of Calais and Dunkirk with the Lemon Tree Trust, for a very special mission…

This 20th June 2022, a team consisting of 3 cars and 5 personnel, will be travelling back out to the refugee camps of Calais and Dunkirk to deliver crucial supplies and meet with a very special centre for a VERY special project involving the Lemon Tree Trust, two rather spectacular architects, and a garden (more details coming soon!).

A VIP Reading Refugee Week book box, featuring “The Unforgotten Coat” by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

We send our love and thanks to everyone purchasing a VIP Reading book box specially created for children this Refugee Week 2022: the profits of which are being donated to our works. Each book box comes with a world of treats and gifts – including our first ever coin collection boxes for children and schools to use, and some very special seed packets from the Lemon Tree Trust. Order your book box HERE!

With all our refugees in Grand-Synthe having been forcefully evicted by the French police once again this past week, please see below for our most up-to-date list of needed goods by women, men and children being aided by our s/heroes on the frontline. PLEASE NOTE, ALL GOODS MUST BE NEW so as to enable all goods to be distributed immediately, and out of respect to the person receiving y/our gifts.

Due to time constraints, and still not having located a warehouse suitable or affordable enough to launch our first UK warehouse, if you would like to aid us in purchasing goods for this convoy, please do consider making a donation.

FULL LIST OF MOST NEEDED ITEMS BY OUR TEAMS:

ALL TEAMS / GENERAL:
Sleeping bags

Tents for 2 people and 4 people
Strong flip flops (adults only)
Fresh fruits and foods

REFUGEE WOMEN’S CENTRE
Children’s sleeping bags (URGENT as there are now none left)
Underwear for children (ages 4-12) and women (M and L)
Long dresses for women (shoulders covered)
Summer jogging bottoms
Dark coloured joggers (UK size 10-12 / 14-16)
Charging cables for USB C and iPhone
Good condition mobile phones

MOBILE REFUGEE SUPPORT
Jogging trousers sizes S & M
Shoes 42/43
Cables for iPhone/micro USB/USB-C

PROJECT PLAY FRANCE
Multilingual children’s books in Kurdish Sorani/Farsi – English
(If anyone is able to assist us in sourcing multilingual books for future convoys, please do CONTACT US)
Sports equipment – basketball net/sets; skipping rope; rackets and balls

100% of all funds receieved go directly on our works and to our teams. 

PLEASE DONATE HERE IF YOU CAN,
OR HELP SPREAD THE WORD…