Here is the information about our Winter Clothes appeal which is running from Sunday 10th to Tuesday 19th January.
Christmas & New Year Aid Appeal for Syria and Iraq
• WINTER & MID SEASON CLOTHES, new and used – adult, child & baby
• COATS & SNOW-WEAR, new and used – adult, child & baby
• NEW UNDERWEAR only (not used), with tags or in packaging
• SHOES (polished) No summer shoes, in immaculate condition
• BOOTS & WELLY BOOTS, clean, adult/child
• Blankets, sleeping bags, sheets & towels in immaculate condition
• Duvets only if like new with no marks or stains
• Wheelchairs, zimmer frames and crutches (paired)
• Moses baskets and baby bedding
• Disposable nappies, sanitary towels & incontinence pads
PLEASE WASH clothes and blankets, and clean and polish shoes before donating. Everything must be in excellent condition: working zips, buttons intact, stain free, no holes.
– Iraq – 8.29 million in need of humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)
– Syria – 12.2 million need humanitarian assistance: 7.6 million IDP’s
Please contribute a minimum of £5 per shopping bag or £10 per bin liner towards the costs of transporting your donations to the Middle East. (Please make cheques payable to ‘Westbury Park ECC’ and put ‘for Winter Clothes for Middle East Appeal’ on the back). It costs around £6,500 to send each lorry to Iraq
Last winter, babies, children and vulnerable adults died in camps in the Middle East because there wasn’t enough aid to keep them warm. The WHO estimates that 25,000 people are injured every month in the conflict in Syria while 58% hospitals have closed or are functioning at a reduced capacity. We are also sending medical aid www.samarasaidappeal.org/medicalsyria
People continue to flee violence. Those captured by IS face brutal execution, and women and young girls are trafficked and sold as slaves. Many fled their homes with just the clothes they were wearing and are now living in tents, in unfinished and abandoned buildings. Around half are children.
Please deliver to St Alban’s Church every morning, 9am-12noon or to Westbury Park Methodist Church, from 1-4pm (Monday to Thursday) or to the 10.15am Service on Sunday 17th January.
Deadline for clothing donations: Sunday 17th January
Your local contact: The Church in Westbury Park (St Alban’s Church and Westbury Park Methodist Church). Tel: 0117 973 1562 Email: email@example.com
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The flyer has all the details of what is required and the standard that is required.
Items can be left at St Alban’s Church every morning, Monday to Saturday, 9am-12noon (BS6 7NU) or at Westbury Park Methodist Church in the afternoon (not Friday), 1-4pm (BS6 7QB). Please put the financial donation in the top or if leaving at the Methodist Church either put in the office letterbox or give to Abigail in the office.