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Donations for Convoy to Calais: Drop off times

Bath Welcomes Refugees are running a convoy for its members to help in Calais “Jungle” refugee camp and some of our Bath UCU members are going to volunteer with Help Refugees.

They will be taking donations of clothes, food and money. Please donate online or check the list below for required items. As space is limited, and although all donations are appreciated, the camp is need of the following items only so please stick to the list:

Food: 1l UHT milk; 1kg sugar; 1l oil; 1l olive oil; 1kg rice; Tinned fish (tuna, sardines, mackerel); Biscuit packets; Tinned goods (tomatoes, chickpeas, kidney beans); Tea and coffee; 750g salt; Dried fruit and nuts; Tinned fruit and veg; Vegetable stock cubes. Please bring ring pull tops and make sure everything is in date!
Hygiene: Toilet paper; Men’s razors; Deodorant (men’s); Shower gel and shampoo; Conditioner; Baby wipes; Nappies (only numbers 4, 5 and 6); Wash bags.
Men’s Clothing: Trainers especially sizes 41 to 43, and ideally black; S, M long-sleeved tops, jumpers and hoodies; S, M short-sleeved t-shirts; S, M tracksuit bottoms; Waterproof trousers; S, M new underwear (not Y-fronts); Gloves.
Women’s Clothing: XS, S, M leggings; XS, S, M tracksuit bottoms; S, M, L tunic tops with long sleeves; S, M Knickers; Boots/shoes up to size 39 (No heels!); Smaller cup size bras (up to 36C)
Youth clothing (boys): Tracksuit bottoms – for ages 12-17; Jeans – for ages 12-17; Underwear – for ages 12-17 or men’s size small; Hoodies – sizes small and medium; Trainers (ideally black) – 40, 41, 42, 43.
Supplies: You can purchase items from the Leisure Fayre website, all items will ship directly to the Help Refugees warehouse in Calais.

Please make sure that items are well packed and labelled.

You can drop off your items at the University of Bath Trade Union Office (1E2.1) at the following times:

Monday 5th September 12:00-13:00
Thursday 8th September 12:00-13:00
Monday 12th September 13:00-14:00
Wednesday 21st September 12:30-13:30
Friday 23rd September 13:00-14:00
Tuesday 27th September 13:00-14:00

Alternatively, you can take donations to the Bath Labour Office, 136a Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG. Times: 10.30am to 1pm all week days (to 3.30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays)

Please spread the word! Join the facebook event and invite friends and family.

Thank you for your support – all help is greatly appreciated.

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