Collection of Clothes and Equipment for Refugees in Calais.

The Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees (BRWR) committee is collecting items needed for the people stuck in horrid conditions in camps across Europe. St. John’s Church has kindly offered their Community hall next to the church for three Saturday afternoons for handing in donations for refugees.

The collection dates are Saturdays 19th March, 16th April and 14th May. People can drop off their items at the hall between 2pm and 5pm.  Please secure items in strong black bin bags of the kind normally used for domestic refuse. Bags need to be clearly labelled, stating for example the type and size of clothes. Men’s and women’s clothes need to be packed separately. Your aid will be taken on the same day by People in Motion to ship across to the refugee camps.

Anyone who wishes to make a donation is asked to read the following information carefully.

What donations do refugees need?

  1. Dignity packs: a full change of clothes for an individual. Include new underwear, thermal socks, joggers or leggings, two long sleeved tops, a hoody or fleece, all packed in a transparent bag and labelled by sex and size or age, e.g. ladies size 12. Include a small toy for children and toiletries for adults, e.g. toothbrush, deoderant, wipes, razor, comb, lip balm.
  2. Warm clothing, waterproof footwear – boots, wellies, trainers, particularly men’s sizes 41, 42, 43. Waterproof coats (small and medium sizes for men and women, all sizes for children). New underwear, new bras. Warm clothing, thermal socks, warm practical gloves, hats and scarves.
  3. Camping equipment. Quality complete tents, gas cooking stoves, small gas powered camping heaters, sleeping bags and warm quick drying blankets.

Don’t send loose toiletries, toys, quilts, duvets, pillows or any unsorted clothes

Money is valuable to cover the cost of People in Motion volunteers transporting goods and helping in Calais. To donate money to People in Motion send a letter to David Bland, Morfield, Rylands Road, Leominster, HR6 8PN enclosing a cheque made payable to the PCC (Parochial Church Council) of Leominster Priory stating that the donation is for Refugee Support, People in Motion.

Alternatively make a BACS payment to Sort Code 80-11-00 Account No: 06058724 putting the reference: REFUGEE SUPPORT. (Then Send a message to Elaine Lawson, Chair of People in Motion   tel 07598320689 saying you have made the BACS payment.


Further information can be obtained from Naeem Arif, Vice Chairman of BRWR: tel: 0772 2429 304 or email