Caerphilly Observer has teamed up with the Welsh Innovation Centre for Enterprise (ICE) to collect items needed by refugees who are fleeing to Europe.
Thousands of refugees have made the perilous trip from Syria and surrounding countries to Europe and thousands have died on the way – drowning at sea and suffocating in the back of lorries.
Many are now stranded in Calais, Kos, Hungary and elsewhere, being forced to live in makeshift camps as European leaders debate quotas on how many refugees countries can “let in”.
People to People Solidarity – Action from the UK are calling for the public to donate items much-needed by the refugees, many of whom are young children, which will be taken to Calais.
Items needed include: clean clothing of all kinds, including winter wear, tents, blankets and sleeping bags as well as pallets and canvas sheets, toiletries, razors, shaving foam and feminine sanitary products, nappies and non perishable food items.
Donations can be dropped at the Welsh ICE reception, Britannia House, Caerphilly Business Park on Van Road Caerphilly Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
A group of Newbridge Mums are also collecting for the refugees and St Paul’s Church in Newbridge will be open to receive donations from 12.30pm to 4.30pm on Saturday September 12 and from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday September 13.
If you are organising any collections or events in Caerphilly County Borough supporting the refugees please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.