Donate items for refugees in Calais to the office of Sarah Jones MP, 43 Blackhorse Rd before 26 September


Sarah Jones, our Croydon Central MP, will be visiting the refugee camps in Calais from 27th – 29th September with Help Refugees

If you have any of the items below, please could you take them to her office between 10am-6pm Monday-Thursday, 43 Blackhorse Lane, CR0 6RT (just above Blackhorse Lane Tramstop – if you are coming by car, note that Blackhorse Lane Bridge is closed, however you can access the office via Dalmally Rd).

Priority Items (darker colours are preferable)

  • Thin socks
  • Men’s underwear (boxers, only new please – small, medium and large)
  • Tents/tarpaulins
  • Sleeping bags
  • Blankets (have to be large enough to cover a full-grown man. Blankets that are any smaller cannot be distributed).
  • Trainers and walking shoes (sizes 40-43): Only sturdy shoes and trainers, not office shoes.
  • Jogging bottoms (sizes small and medium)
  • Rain ponchos

Other items

  • Boots (sizes 40-43): only sturdy boots and waterproof boots, not wellies.
  • Waterproof and non-waterproof jackets (small and medium)
  • Warm winter hats
  • Snoods
  • Gloves (not mittens)
  • Small backpacks/ drawstring bags
  • Roll mats
  • Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)
  • Belts (men’s)
  • Men’s skinny jeans (small and medium
  • Emergency foil blankets
  • Men’s disposable razors
  • Lip balm
  • Packs of tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Spray deodorant (men’s)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving foam
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hair oil
  • Talcum powder
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Condoms
  • Disposable cups (for distributing hot drinks)
  • French Lyca SIM cards
  • UK to EU adaptors (to use UK chargers in France)
  • Non-English language based board games for Refugee Youth Service (i.e chess, draughts, playing cards, footballs, cricket bats, tennis balls)
  • Bin bags
  • Pop-up gazebo (but NO poles)

Please do not donate: extra large clothing, knitted, ski clothing, camouflage, items containing symbols that are satanic, religious, or about sex/drugs/alcohol, very bright or fluorescent clothing.

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