We are hoping to open a second drop-in located in the Prescot area before Christmas, if not in the New Year.
A big thank you to the welcome donations of clothing and footwear from the parishioners of St. Batholomew’s in Roby. They will be put to good use.
Thanks to the kindness of the staff and pupils we received an unexpected donation of £148 collected during refugee week. A big thank you to you all
The drop-in is being moved to Centre 63 so that we will be easily accessible.
We are about to have our first drop-in in the Old Schoolhouse on Monday 6th June. We will be offering tea, coffee and a free bag of toiletries and of course a very warm welcome. As well as SHARe volunteers, the drop-in will be staffed by Nicola from SHAP and Matthew from the Red Cross.
Another van load of bikes were delivered to Asylum Link. They will be put to very good use.A big thank you to all who have been donating bikes.
A big thank you to the donations of bananas from St. Anne’s Primary school in Huyton that were taken to Asylum Link and very gratefully received.
On Friday, 26th February, two vans loaded with donations headed for The Jungle refugee camp in Calais. Bryan drove one of the vans and this is his account of the trip. “For the past few weeks, the people of Huyton have been collecting food and clothing for refugees in The Jungle at Calais. These have been collected, stored and sorted at St. Agnes Church. The food was sorted in trays of each food type; peas, tomatoes, coffee etc. and the clothing into boxes according to type and size. The charity organiser in Calais gave us a list of what was…
We are hoping to take donated food and other much needed items to the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk at the end of February. If you wish to donate, the list below gives you ideas of things that we will be taking Sleeping bags, roll up mats, wind up torches Men’s clothing including jeans or joggers (waist sizes 28 – 34) , underwear, socks, hats, gloves and scarves, warm fleeces or hooded tops, T shirts, waterproof and wind-proof jackets and men’s trainers or boots sizes 5- 11. We are also collecting the following food items to make up food…