WE ARE COLLECTING ESSENTIAL ITEMS AND MONEY TO MAKE UP THE DIGNITY PACKS FOR CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN STRANDED IN THE REFUGEE CAMPS ACROSS EUROPE
We need only 150 supporters to give £20 each (£3,000 target). This will raise enough cash for the packs. You can donate items too – please see the list of items mentioned below.
A dignity pack contains items such as:
For babies and children
nappies, baby wipes, baby lotion, sudocrem, insect repellant, suntan cream, vaseline, shampoo, shower gel, combs, nit combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, nail clippers, hair bands.
For men and women
insect repellant, shampoo, shower gel, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, lip balm, wipes, combs, nit combs, hairbrushes, hair bands, nail clippers, tweezers, sanitary towels and pants, suntan cream, baby lotion, face cream, vaseline
Why your donations are needed?
A refugee is a person who is being persecuted for whatever reason and is unable to avail themselves of protection from their own country.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 11.4 million Syrian population has been displaced internally and externally – 7.5 million Syrian children, inside and outside the country, are in need of humanitarian aid. 2.6 million children are no longer in schools and 2 million are living as refugees in neighbouring countries or on the run in search of safety. Many have witnessed or been subject to severe human rights violations, multiple massacres and torture.
Over the past few months there have been several articles in the local press e.g. the ‘Redditch Standard’ on life in the camps and the work of ‘Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees’.
There have been various BBC2 documentaries on why people become refugees, their journey to Europe and about life in the camps eg “Exodus”, “The Refugee Camp: Our Desert Home” (Anita Rani from ‘Country file’ and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ reporting on daily life in a Syrian refugee camp).
What you can do to help?
Donate items to go into the dignity packs and/or donate £20 each to this campaign.
Three ways to give your donations:
- Pay via PayPal
- You can pay for the dignity packs £20 or more directly into the BRWR bank account via the PayPal account. Please visit our website brwr.uk
- For reference please quote ‘ dignity packs’
- Pay by cheque payable to:
Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees. Quote reference ‘Dignity Packs’ on the back of the cheque and post it to Naeem Arif, Vice chairman of BRWR, 13 Dawson Road, Bromsgrove, B61 7JF
- Take your chosen goods from the list of items for the dignity packs to one of the following collection points:
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Dates: 27th August, 1st October, 5th November
Venues: Jinnah Road Mosque (near B&Q) B98 7ER, contact person: Tasnim Khawaja
The Bridge Church (St. Luke’s Church), Evesham Road, Redditch B97 4JX, contact person: Sue Yeng
During business hours:
Knights Pharmacy, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA
Please clearly label the box/bag stating ‘ ITEMS FOR DIGNITY PACKS’.
Further information about this campaign can be obtained from:
Naeem Arif mobile # 07722429304