The Refugee Crisis – How you can help

If like me, that horrific photo of the poor little boy has tipped you into action over the refugee crisis, here are some ways you can help.

There is a Vigil Monday 7th September 7pm Market Square – to show solidarity, meet other people and find out how you can help and most importantly to drop off your donations for refugees.

Cal Aid – to donate money and see if you can help in any other way.

Refugee Action Website – for more information, another monetary donation point and to find out about other ways you can help. Why not raise some money with a “Big Night In”?

Take a look at this website in Germany, they are eagerly trying to set up similar projects in other places. If it could work for you, why not pop them an email?

There will be a gathering in central London on September 12th to show support for positive change ahead of the meeting on the 14th September of the EU’s 28 member states for emergency talks on Europe’s escalating refugee crisis.

And my bit of action is to arrange a donation point on Saturday’s Stuff of Life festival, please see the list below for what items are needed/not needed.

What we DO NOT need:
WOMEN and CHILDREN’S CLOTHES or SHOES
Sheets
Pillows
Suits
Town Shoes
Jumpers
Wellingtons

What we BADLY need:

MENS SHOES: trainers or hiking shoes size 41-46 (No city leather/heels or wellies)
TENTS, COVERS, TARPAULIN (even incomplete)
JACKETS: size SMALL and MEDIUM only
TRAVELLING BAGS
SOCKS
CANDLES or other lighting implements
BELTS

What we ALWAYS need:
Tracksuit trousers
Jeans size 28-32
Blankets
Sleeping bags
Soap
Shampoo
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Plastic bags
Woolly hats
Pants
Pots
Pans
If anyone wishes to help me with this collection, please drop me an email to themollyqueen@googlemail.com – need help particularly with raising awareness, transport and help on Saturday.

Have a good day, be grateful for what you have and please tell your friends about the donation points (this Saturday – stuff of life festival OR Monday 7pm in the Market Square),

MQ

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About themollyqueen

Mollyqueen collective are a Nottingham based Artist collective who work through a range of different mediums. We host regular Marvellous Markets and Night markets offering the opportunity for everyone to express their creativity, create a platform for selling their work and meet lots of other like-minded people. Our events incorporate live music, food, art, creativity and the social aspect of a community with the aim of opening up the world of art to everyone and emphasising the importance of self expression in our daily lives.
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