Thursday, November 01, 2018

Cold hard times

Having spent the last two weeks in warm Colorado sunshine and come home to frosty mornings and evenings in front of the log burning stove, I've been thinking about all the refugees who are facing a cold hard winter outdoors. 

I'm thinking of organising a collection, so I looked at the website of the charity Help Refugees to see what they list as priority needs right now.  This charity works in Calais, Greece, Italy, Serbia, Lebanon and the UK. If you follow the link you can find the list too. 

But don't worry if you have no items to donate, because they've arranged with a supplier of outdoor clothes for us to buy things online at a reduced price and have them shipped direct to Help Refugees. There are a number of items, with prices ranging from £1.60 for a survival foil blanket and £2.25 for warm thermal gloves to sleeping bags for £15, coats and blankets for £20, and shoes for £30. 

There is also a wishlist on Amazon with a much larger range of items, including tents. It's here.

Please consider it.


Unknown said...

I love you and your commitment to helping refugees. The Hepworth's have made a donation on your behalf. Xoxo

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you so much, LRH. Xxx