Syrian Refugee Appeal at Coláiste Bríde
The Transition Year students decided to get involved in the ‘Wexford to Calais Refugee Appeal’. We were asked by the ‘Wexford to Calais Refugee Appeal’ organisation to bring in men’s clothes for the refugees for Syria. This convoy had lots of women’s clothes so we were asked to only contribute men’s clothes and shoes. We had a week to get ourselves sorted and bring in as much clothes as we could. Even though our main focus was on men’s clothes, we could bring in other items such as blankets, toothbrushes, razors etc. Everything helps. This was a really good idea as Syria is going through a civil war and it’s hard for people who have left their homes to get supplies.
By the end of the week, we had a big collection of black bags gathered. We counted them and loaded them in to the van. Altogether, we had 160 bags for the appeal. This was a fantastic amount of bags collected for the refugees. It was a great cause and we were all happy to take part. We know that the bags were going to a worthy cause and we were delighted that we could help these people through a difficult time.