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Calais People to People Solidarity

Tony Graff and Christine are collecting items for people living in the migrant camp in Calais. They will be taking what is given to a drop off point in Kent on the evening of 14th September. The items will be taken by either "Calais — People to People Solidarity" or "Help Calais."

  • Calais — People to People Solidarity Facebook page
  • Help Calais Facebook page

    If you have anything to contribute please email Tony at

    tg email

    or call on

    tg phone

    Here's a list of the kind of things that are needed:

    Accommodation

    • Tents (double-skinned and complete. Multi-person tents are very welcome, as well as smaller ones)
    • Sleeping bags
    • Blankets
    • Mattresses
    • Camp beds
    • Roll mats
    • Pillows
    • Pillow cases
    • Wood pallets
    • Canvas sheets
    • Damp Proof Membrane (DMP) to cover the shelters
    • Plastic tarpaulins — for groundsheets
    • Rope
    • Chairs and stools, e.g. folding chairs, camping stools
    • Nails for wood

    Clothes

    • Shoes (trainers, walking shoes and boots)
    • Socks
    • Jackets
    • Shirts
    • Underwear
    • Waterproof jackets and trousers
    • Hats
    • Gloves
    • Hooded tops and sweatshirts
    • T-shirts
    • Thermal underwear
    • Belts

    Hygiene

    • Anti-bacterial products
    • Cleaning products
    • Basic toiletry products (soap, shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, towels, kitchen paper, toilet paper, tissues, razors, shaving products, sanitary towels...)
    • Plastic basins (usable for a small laundry)
    • Basic first aid kits
    • Wet wipes
    • Rubbish bags
    • Plastic bins

    Food

    • Containers / Jerry cans for food and water
    • Tinned food
    • Tin openers
    • Non-perishable food
    • Flour
    • Oil
    • Onions and garlic
    • Salt, pepper, spices, tomato sauce and paste, lemon juice
    • Water (Bottles with taps are always useful)
    • Coffee, tea
    • Sugar
    • Milk (long-life)
    • Pans, pots, grills
    • Cooking utensils, cups, mugs, plates, bowls, cutlery
    • Gas stoves,

    Communication

    • (Unlocked) mobile phones (and the chargers)
    • SIM Cards (French ones only, especially Lyca mobile)
    • Plug adaptors (UK -> continental, for UK phone chargers, etc)

    Miscellanous

    • Boxes for storage
    • Fire extinguishers
    • LED wind up lanterns
    • Umbrellas
    • Tools, including hammers
    • Wood — for construction and firewood
    • Duct tape
    • Candles
    • Tea-lights
    • Matches
    • Lighters

    Improving everyday life

    • Books (different languages), including multi-lingual dictionaries
    • Sports gear (we do meet a few cricket fans, football fans...)
    • Radio (and batteries) / wind up radios
    • Bicycles:
    • Playing cards, card games, board games, dominoes
    • Pens, notebooks, paper
    • Art materials