Distributing donations in freezing cold Calais.

Another trip to Calais, this time in freezing conditions – snow greeted us on our arrival at the warehouse.  It is difficult to write about anything that people don’t already know.  It was cold, the refugees have little or no shelter, donations are always needed, volunteers try and help. I have therefore decided to describe […]

Christmas Bazaar at Firstsite

Refugee Action-Colchester was delighted have the opportunity to participate in the Christmas Bazaar at Firstsite. We hosted an information/ food stall at the event. Lots of lovely people stopped by the stall to have a chat,buy some merchandise, donate and  buy some delicious food made by Rahaf.  The food on sale was Hummus, Falafel, spinach […]

Swords into Ploughshares….Winter Fuel Allowance into Bus Passes?

A few years ago, I was surprised to receive a notification in the post that my Winter fuel allowance was going to be paid into my account. Surprised, because I don’t consider myself as old (well, it’s all relative!) and certainly I’m not needy. As it was coming up towards Christmas time, I gave my […]