Category Archives: Calais

Calais Update

Returning to Calais after six months away – little has changed.  The Warehouse is still empty looking and during the week there are few volunteers now the media has lost interest and people think that the Jungle demolition removed the problem. On Sunday we do have a reasonable number of volunteers which enables us to […]

Calais Update

Conditions remain very hostile in Northern France for those seeking refuge. As the police continue to confiscate tents, sleeping bags and other possessions the relief organisations are all running low on supplies. At Care4Calais they are low on just about everything, their current needs list includes: Men’s boxer shorts Men’s cotton socks Joggers T-shirts Spray […]

Volunteering in Calais

One of our Director’s Philip has been volunteering for the past month with the charity Care4Calais – between the middle of May to middle of June he organised 14 volunteers from Colchester to travel to Calais to volunteer. The volunteers participated in delivering much needed supplies of food,clothes and sleeping bags to refugees in Paris, […]

A Volunteer’s Tale 2018

What is it like to be a Volunteer in Calais? Personally, I think it’s amazing, fulfilling, rewarding, draining, frustrating and heartbreaking. These are just a few words to describe the experience, although there are many more! I have always felt it to be a predominately positive experience, I have always felt fulfilled and empowered, its […]