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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. 

Excited to announce cALAIS LIGHT'S FIRST EVER

22 April at 6.30pm, we’re going to host a unique online reading and audience Q&A with former refugee & award-winning author, Dina Nayeri. She left Iran aged just 8 with her mum, sheltering initially in Italy before finding sanctuary in the States, where she gained a Masters Degree from Harvard. 

She's agreed to read an extract from her powerful book ‘The Ungrateful Refugee - What Immigrants Never Tell You’ (Buy a copy for £9 on Amazon). We're encouraging you to get involved with the Q&A, ask your questions, any question, directly to Dina. 


This is also a brilliant opportunity to catch up with all your Calais Light volunteer and supporter chums. We're organising Exclusive CL Break Out Rooms after the event just for you. Whether you travelled with us 5 years ago, in 2020 or never before - let's all meet on the 22nd April and hear from an amazing survivor. Please find a link to her book here


Tickets are £5 & a small booking fee. 100 seats only. First come first served. Money raised from the ticket sales will be distributed between the refugee charities we support. 

Click to buy tickets here

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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. 

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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. 

working with...

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.

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