Collection for Calais: Drop-off points close tomorrow

Make your donations (only specific items and sizes needed) by tomorrow, as all items donated to help the refugees in Calais will then need to be sorted prior to being transported to CalAid in London on Sunday.

Calais refugee camp

If you’ve been thinking about making a donation to the Collection for Calais appeal, please note that drop-off points close tomorrow (Wednesday).

Items at the main warehouse have already started to be sorted by Abigail Fox and the volunteers and they’ll need Thursday and Friday to continue sorting before all items are driven to the CalAid HQ in London on Sunday.

Only specific items needed
If you are going to donate items for the refugees, please make sure you check the list of what’s needed and only donate those items.

Specific items and specific sizes are needed.

If you donate items that cannot be passed onto CalAid, it means more work for our Island volunteers, who’ll have to find a way of disposing of them.

What's needed for the Collection for Calais

Drop-off points
A list of the locations are below, but we’ve created a map to make them easier.

Calbourne: New Barn Farm, Sun Hill, Calbourne, PO30 4JA Tues and Weds mornings from 8am until 12.30 and then from 6pm until 8pm

Cowes: Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Ave, Cowes, PO31 8HB Please take any items to the reception and please make sure they are securely bagged or boxed.

Cowes Club, Gurnard Pines, PO31 8QE. Leave items at the Spar Shop. Drop off daily from 7 am to 8pm.

Lake: Cath’s Clothing, 10 Desmond Price Close, Lake PO36 9PB 7 days a week, anytime, leave outside if no one is in.

Newport: Signpost Express, 1 Dodnor Lane, Newport, PO30 5XE Mon – Fri 9 am to 4 pm

Newport: Staples, Newport. Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm | Sat 9-6pm | Sun 10-4pm

Niton: Tregear Pottery, Niton High Street. Leave items under the covered area to the right of the pottery and we will store and deliver them! Will put drop off sign in Window.

Queen Bower: 6 The Bower, Alverstone Rd, Queen Bower, Sandown. PO36 0LD
10am – 7pm Tuesday or Thursday. Saturday 10am – 4pm. Look out for a small stone model of Bonchurch Old Church on the front lawn. Leave donations in the porch at the front of house if no one answers.

Ryde: Aspire Cafe in Dover Street, Ryde PO33 2BN. Drop off open until 17th September on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 4pm.

Shalcombe: Chessell Pottery Barns, Brook Road, PO41 0UE. Drop off any time.

Ventnor: Church Street Motorcycles, Church Street, Ventnor – Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

You can also find out more about the campaign by visiting the Facebook Event Page.

Image: © James Fisher 2015

Tuesday, 15th September, 2015 11:23am



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Mark Francis

Are the French helping out?