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Journals and stories from our time giving aid.

The cupboard is bare

The cupboard is bare

Making the trip to deliver your donations is always a pleasure and taking a big van full to the rafters with sleeping bags makes everyone smile.  Photo from inside the van while emerging onto the Calais Europort Docks. Our last run to Calais was tinged with...

Festival Excitement

Festival Excitement

Most people who go to festivals get excited because their favourite band is playing or they are expecting to have a good time with their mates. Not us we get excited because there might be a spare sleeping bag or two to collect when everyone has gone home. Agreeing to...

Knickers, Knickers, Knickers and Bras

Knickers, Knickers, Knickers and Bras

Imagine only having one pair of knickers and living in a field for the foreseeable future. Imagine you can only access a shower in that field once a month. No one in this day and age should have to do this. In the Idomeni refugee camp in Northern Greece this is...

Clashes at the Idomeni Camp borders at FYROM

Yesterday, following yet another rumour the borders would open, hundreds of families packed their bags and prepared to pass from Idomeni into FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) border of Northern Greece. Crowds gathered. Some people at the front went to the...

Tear gas, babies and bananas

Tear gas, babies and bananas

10.4.16 at the Greek Macedonian, FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) border this morning 11.45.  Members of our team are volunteering here today. We were out with team banana in the Idomeni camp where the protest in the photograph is happening. 4000 bananas...

It’s all about cling film and last minute pant purchases

It’s all about cling film and last minute pant purchases

Who knew cling film is the essential element to shipping boxes of aid, We have dragged our half height pallets outside into the car park built them to full capacity and set to wrap them in cling film We have 6.5 pallets worth of boxes full with some space left and a...

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