Falkirk Trinity Church will be collecting and sorting aid for refugees in the main hall of the Church on Saturday 18th March from 10am to 4pm.
The Church will also be open on Friday 17th March from 5:30pm to 7pm to receive goods. No parking is available in the Church grounds, but cars can have access to drop off goods.
What is needed:
- Men’s clothing – trousers, t shirts, jumpers, shirts, waterproof jackets, jogging bottoms and sweatshirts, new underwear and new socks (small and medium clothing, if possible)
- Women’s clothing – trousers and jogging bottoms, t shirts, jumpers and cardigans, skirts, waterproof jackets, new underwear, tights and socks (small and medium clothing if possible)
- Children’s and babies’ clothing – jackets, trousers, jumpers, t shirts, shorts, waterproof clothing, new socks and tights, new underwear
- Toiletries – soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, sanitary wear (no tampons), disposable razors, disposable nappies, baby wipes and shampoo
- First Aid – Paracetamol, ibuprofen, plasters, wheelchairs, crutches
- Tents, bedding rolls and groundsheets
- Bedding packs – duvet, pillows, sheet, duvet cover and pillowcases
- Towels and blankets
- Strong footwear and wellies – taped together with the European size clearly marked
- Sewing machines
Please note that no medicines other than those listed above nor gas canisters, fire extinguishers or camping stoves can be accepted.
It is really helpful if you can clearly label your donations so they can be efficiently sorted and easily stored and distributed. Also think about attaching notes, cards or letters to your donations – messages of hope and acceptance and reminders that there are people who care.
Re-Act collects for France, Greece, Italy, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and the Balkans, and also helps refugees who have settled in Scotland. For further information on this organisation, please visit the Re-Act website
For further information on collections, please contact Gillian Gardner by phone: 01324 611017 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org