North Walsham parish collects clothes for Calais refugees

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North Walsham parish collects clothes for Calais refugees

Parishioners from Sacred Heart North Walsham have organised a collection of clothing and blankets for refugees stuck in Calais.

The move is part of their efforts to gain a CAFOD LiveSimply Award and live in ‘solidarity with the poor’.

Clare Hardie said: “Parishioners have been extremely generous and we have collected 30 full bags of assorted clothing and blankets. The sorted bags will now be taken to Calais for us by the Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group. Their next convoy to Calais is over the weekend of February 23-25.”

The clothes are intended for refugees stuck in Calais, who are being supported by Seeking Sanctuary and the Refugee Community Kitchen.

“During Advent parishioners once again supported the ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ initiative and we were able to donate over 70 boxes of food to the Norwich and the Cromer Foodbanks,” said Clare.

“We also encouraged parishioners to buy CAFOD World Gifts once again this year. Three of our parishioners are making a visit on behalf of the Parish to our twinned Parish of St Francis Xavier in Svay Sisophon, Cambodia, in ongoing support and friendship.”

Pictured above are members of our LiveSimply Steering Group sorting the bags of donated clothing.