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We run regular weekend group convoys from Brentwood, Essex to Calais in France to help refugees. We support 3 charities:
and Do something worthwhile with your weekend
We take manpower & money, not physical donations. So if you can't come, please fundraise for us or donate.
Watch our video meditation: A MINUTE ON THE Aegean Sea
1. wATCH THE VIDEO BELOW
2. PLAY IT AGAIN AND CLOSE YOUR EYES, REMEMBERING WHAT YOU SAW
Hear the thoughts of a desperate mother, her child and dozens of other migrants packed tightly together in a flimsy, overcrowded dingy. They've all travelled so far, but still don't know how this journey will end.
Please donate whatever you can to help us to help refugees at home and abroad.
We want to help as many volunteers get to Calais in the easiest way possible.
That's why we're called Calais Light.
And going at the weekend makes it fit with work.
Ever wanted to help refugees in Calais
but not known where to start?
Join one of our weekend convoys on your own or with a friend, and see how easy it is to make a difference.
Please fill out the quick Google Form. If you do not have a Google account - don't worry. It's super easy.
Just use your normal email and create a password.
Choose Love is a grassroots charity, with various projects based in Calais through to Syria. For the last few years, they have run a huge warehouse where volunteers have sorted clothes, tents and toiletries supplies for mass distribution to refugees in Northern France. Find out about their NEW GRANT-BASED model.
Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais is supported by Help Refugees. The work they do across Europe is amazing. Delicious hot meals are prepared and distributed every day to refugees in Calais and Dunkirk as well as life-saving supplies such as warm clothing and tents.
Care4Calais provide refugees in Calais, Brussels & Paris with vital items such as hoodies, sleeping bags & power banks to name a few. EVERY volunteer gets the chance to go out to the informal settlements where refugees are sleeping rough - to meet them, speak to them personally, hear their stories, and to offer solidarity, humanity & conversation. It's incredibly inspiring.
Click the logos below to visit their websites for more information.