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Villagers rally together in aid of Syrian appeal

 Published on: 24th October 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

People in Chorleywood have pulled together to donate over 400 boxes and bags of aid to a charity supporting displaced people in the Middle East.

Samara’s Aid Appeal sends humanitarian and medical aid to the Middle East, focusing on Syria and Iraq and has also set up hospitals and medical facilities in Syria which it supports on an ongoing basis.

Last month, members of the congregation of St Andrews Church, supporters of #Together100 and the Chorleywood4Refugees Group sorted and packed over 400 boxes and bags of aid over 10 days. 

From Chorleywood, the boxes were delivered to a warehouse in Little Chalfont from where they were shipped to Syria.

The last 165 boxes and 20 black bags of shoes, coats and duvets left for Syria on October 12 and it’s believed that, in total, over 300 boxes were collected.

Samira’s Aid Appeal is looking for more collectors for its next appeal in January. You can request an information pack to find out what is involved in organising a collection and find out more by going to www.samarasaidappeal.org/collectors

Chorleywood4Refugees are already focusing on their next appeal supporting refugees arriving at the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesvos.

They tweeted: “Busy Saturday at the Donation Station/Harry travelled miles with his bags of clothes/Trish from #FarnhamHelpforRefugees brought a van load of donations and a great account of how our Dignity Packs were received in #Lesvos /And YOU donated to make a difference… thank you xxx”

To find out more about Chorleywood4Refugees, search Chorleywood4Refugees on Facebook

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