Voluntary group Chorleywood4Refugees – which provides aid to displaced people from Middle East countries – has helped collect over 200 tents for refugees.
This was part of the Glastonbury Tent Collection Weekend, the group worked with like-minded organisations around the country and appealed to people who were not able to use their tents and sleeping bags as all summer festivals were cancelled this year.
The appeal generated over 200 tents and over 100 sleeping bags which have already been delivered to refugees that are sleeping rough in Northern France.
During the last four years, clothes and shoes have been sent to France, Greece and Syria on a regular basis. In addition, tents, sleeping bags, blankets and food have been sent to France and nappies and toiletries have been sent to Greece.
The group has also worked with other local voluntary organisations including Together100 based in Rickmansworth and Croxley and Herts for Refugees group in St Albans.
Chorleywood4Refugees was formed in the spring of 2016 in direct response to the dramatic increase in the number of displaced people coming from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
From the beginning, they have received great support from several local churches, schools, clubs and businesses.
For more information about the work of Chorleywood4Refugees, email Brian Donnelly, the founder, at email@example.com