We have a bag of shaped fleece/felt-like remnants from our poncho making. Rather than sending them to land fill, we’re getting creative and making them into decorations and such like, to raise money at craft fairs leading up to Christmas. If you fancy crafting something from our felt, or are able to sell the finished… Read More Calling all crafters!
We are doing a short term collection for the Dunkirk Women’s Centre, ending on Saturday 11 November with our donations drop in Histon (10.30am till midday at CHS Group, CB24 9ZR) If you have any of the items below please bring them along on 11 November, or email email@example.com to arrange a drop off in… Read More Clothes Collection for Dunkirk Women’s Centre
CamCRAG committee member Terry Spencer has recently raised £2,000 for CamCRAG by cycling 1200 miles over 19 days from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Can you help him raise a little bit more? There are just a few days left to donate, online at mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/terryspencer1 And if you have an idea for raising money to… Read More Cycling for CamCRAG
CamCRAG would like to say a massive thank you to all the cutters, sewers, pinners, deliverers and tea-makers who came to our poncho-making event on Saturday. We made 73 ponchos for refugees in Europe, and a further 52 are being completed this week. Now they need waterproofing… Do you have a washing machine? Can you pick… Read More Poncho Project – help required!
Convoy veteran Tony King reflects on the latest CamCRAG convoy to Calais. If you belong to a group with ‘Convoy’ in its name I suppose it is reasonable to expect an open road, grizzled unshaven guys with sunburnt arms, ‘Jolene’ on the radio, dust, diesel fumes, Yorkie bars, cops looking cool in shades astride their… Read More A dearth of donations, but we go on
The next CamCRAG convoy to Calais will take place on 10-12 November. Volunteers are needed to help sort donations, prepare food and generally help support the work in the warehouse, ensuring that those refugees living rough around Calais are not forgotten as winter approaches. To sign up for the convoy please fill in this online… Read More Next Convoy to Calais 10-12 November
With the camps in northern France gone there are no real washing facilities, and refugees are prone to foot diseases, including trench-foot. CamCRAG have banded together with other regional groups for the largest UK intergroup collaboration since the eviction … with the aim of raising £20,000 for 1,000 waterproof boots. Spread the word, share, donate… Read More Help Refugees Walk into Winter
CamCRAG plans to turn 160 blankets into 125 ponchos to send to refugees and other homeless people in Northern France this autumn. This is a pilot project to create wearable ponchos from blankets, for those sleeping rough in Northern France, who are regularly moved on by the police and therefore need bedding and clothing that… Read More Calling all seamstresses & seamsters!