As you know, the refugee situations in Calais, Lesbos, Turkey and Syria continue to worsen, and many individuals and faith groups in Sheffield are continuing to so what they can to help.
Sheffield Donations for Refugees is not a faith-based group, but a committed bunch of people from a wide variety of different backgrounds and ages who have been coordinating and sorting donations in Sharrow Old School, but the building is currently unsafe. They have recently relocated to Meersbrook.
Here is the news we have been waiting for! Sheffield Donations are go once again. However, things need to be different for various reasons. Please read before donating
Meersbrook Hall have wonderfully offered us two rooms to collect and store in. Due to the imminent eviction of Calais camp and us having less space we are ONLY going to collect specific items for the next 6 weeks. After that we will assess the situation. We massively appreciate every tiny bit of contribution from everyone but we want to do what we can to best help in Calais with the resources available.
Please if you can collect and drop the following:
– Sleeping Bags (3-4 season)
– Complete Tents – in good condition
– Roll Mats
– Large Rucksacks
– Rolling Suitcases
Meersbrook Hall is open 9-5pm Monday Friday for donations drop-off and sorting sessions will be on Monday and Thursday 11-1pm. All are welcome
If you are coming to help us at Meersbrook Hall please read these points:
You need to sign in and out when going.
If you put the inside door on a wedge please shut it when finished.
When using the rolling shelving put wooden blocks in first.
It’s a great space in a lovely place. Come and join us Mondays and Thursdays 11.00 – 13.00
We are also fundraising and we will buy as much food and items above as we can and send to Calais at the end of October. Our funding page is here – any donations and shares massively appreciated.