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How Preston is helping in the refugee crisis

Posted on - 6th September, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston Council, Preston News

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Preston is rallying to the scenes coming from the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe as the migrant crisis deepens.

More refugees than ever before are making their way into Europe, mainly from Syria and Afghanistan, as the violence there intensifies.

Prestonians are being asked to do their bit to help those in makeshift camps in Calais and elsewhere.

The Heritage Church has called on donations to be made of clothes, tinned food, sleeping bags and more.

A Calais Action Facebook event has also been set up, specifically for Preston, Blackpool and the Fylde. It has details of how donations can be made for key items.

Beautiful Planet cafe is hosting an event on Sunday evening, an initial meeting for how to organise collections for refugees in Calais.

A rucksack collection is also taking place with a drop-off point in Queen Street.

Another collection is taking place organised by Preston resident Louise Taylor.

You can DM her via Twitter to make contact and donate to Calais Action.

Paul Adams has organised an evening of live music at the Continental pub to raise money for refugees.

Preston Together has 1,000 people invited via Facebook to attend to see bands and DJs perform on Thursday 8 October.

While at the Town Hall the leader of Preston City Council councillor Peter Rankin has declared the city is ready – along with many other local authorities – to take more refugees.

He said 40 Syrian refugees had been welcomed to Preston in recent weeks.

Unicef is also taking donations to help the tens of thousands of Syrians in the camps set up on the country’s borders.

Are you doing anything to help in the refugee crisis? What do you make of the situation? Let us know in the comments below

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