October’s convoy arrived back in Cambridge in the evening on Sunday 14th, after a weekend that saw a last reminder of summer.
The team managed to enjoy the autumnal sunshine and the chance for a paddle on the beach on Saturday evening, but numbers of refugees and migrants are still building up again around Calais and Dunkerque – so activity in the warehouse is intense. The kitchen was flat out all day, with people peeling, chopping, washing and clearing, before heading out to distribute over 1,000 meals.
Supporters in the UK are aware of the situation, especially of the recent warehouse fire at Dunkerque, so there are huge numbers of boxes and piles of donated clothes to sort. The wood yard has sprung into life again to break up and chop pallets for firewood, which will be vital as the weather worsens. This meant that the arrival of a dozen helpful Camcraggers was very much appreciated. As often happens, we found new friends at the hostel and, as a result, may even have sown the seeds of a Norwich chapter of CamCRAG.
We will be returning with a convoy again in November – the deadline to apply for the November weekend is Wednesday 7 November. Click here to find out more about convoys and how to apply.