School Collection for CalAid

Screen Shot 2015-09-06 at 18.01.56Students and staff from Tynecastle High School are gathering a collection to give to CalAid Scotland who arrange delivery of much needed donations to the refugees in Calais. All donations can be dropped off at the main office or handed in FAO Sam Clarke.

CalAid Edinburgh has drop off collection evenings on Tues and Thurs but the sooner these donations are received the better. CalAid are currently looking for:

  • Men’s jackets, waterproofs, underwear, socks, belts and trousers (the ratio of men to women in camps is 10:1 and there are currently few children)
  • Men’s shoes size EU7-9
  • Men’s gloves, hats, scarves
  • Tents, tarpaulins, sleeping bags, camp beds, sleeping mats, blankets and towels
  • Candles, matches, torches, batteries
  • Basic toiletries
  • Dry, packaged and tinned food that is easily transportable (products that do not contain gelatine or pork are important)
  • Books in varying languages, including French and English dictionaries

Please give what you can.