You will all have seen the harrowing images of refugees attempting to escape the war that is raging in their country, with many of them drowning during attempts to reach safety with their families.
On reaching Europe they have found themselves in further difficulty as countries struggle to react to the sheer volume of refugees. This has, in some cases, resulted in the use of water cannons and tear gas.
With the assistance of Royal Mail and BT, the CWU and its charity CWUHA, in responding to the crisis is working with the International Trade Union Confederation and Social Crisis Commando in an attempt lift some of the misery by delivering aid to refugees in Hungary and Turkey.
You have to bear in mind that these people have escaped for the most part with the clothes on their backs and little else. Therefore, we are urgently looking for the following items of aid. Can you help?
- Clothing (New or good condition)
- Trainers or boots (new)
- Socks (New)
- Underpants (New)
- Warm clothing
- Warm Hats
- Pots and Pans
- Candles or other lighting
- Shower Gel
- Toilet Paper
- Sanitary Towels
- Camping Equipment
- Sleeping Bags
- Sustainable Foods (in date)
- Muesli Bars
- Salted and Sweet Biscuits
- Energy Bars
- Baby Items
- Baby Wipes
- Baby Oil
- Feeding Bottles
- Baby Powdered Milk
We cannot emphasise enough the desperate situation these people find themselves in, so please do all you can to help.
If you wish to make a donation, please send a cheque made payable to ‘CWUHA’ to:
302a Barlow Moor Rd
Manchester, M21 8AY
or by visiting: mydonate.bt.com/events/cwuharefugeeappeal
PLEASE PUT UP OUR FLYER!
Please download our flyer and use it to promote the appeal at work, with friends and wherever you can.
CWUHA REFUGEE CRISIS CO-ORDINATORS
Heather Park CWU Branch Office, Telephone House, Preston
Lenny Crook CWU Branch Office, Garstang Road, Preston