St Peter’s has organised events in support of people pushed out of their homes by the terrible conflict in Syria. You may be interested in this latest update from the charity which also tells us about how, as individuals, we could support their work. They have posted the following message on their site:
With the current crisis all around us we are now having to make serious decisions about what happens over the next couple of months in our fabulous charity.
The basement will close tomorrow indefinitely. Try as we might we are not able to book a container at the moment and are concerned that if we did load a container that this may get stopped or stuck en route. The situation in the Greek Island of Lesvos is dire and likely to become more so with the arrival of the virus in the camps, it is bound to happen. We have lots of wonderful aid that we would love to send but have decided not to, for the time being. This is what we intend to do: The £4k that it would have cost to send the container will be transferred to The Hope Project, today, for Philippa and Eric Kempson to purchase what they can locally.
Here at Chorlton we will be closing the basement from tomorrow 18 March. All hygiene products, longer life food, underwear etc that you have donated will be stored until we can send a container, hopefully in a couple of months time when things have calmed down. The remaining clothes in the basement will be recycled and the cash will be sent directly to the projects we support in Greece. You can continue to donate directly to us and we will make sure the money gets directly to those in need:
CARE UK Charity Chorlton 30-99-14 41788960 Thank you for you support and please be assured that we will do whatever we can to help support Refugees in Greece and closer to home throughout this period. Stay well and look after each other.