It was only 2 of us on Wednesday, Danni and the splendid John Hargan we set off for Dunkirk in the early hours of the morning.
We were faced with many challenges this time and were even stopped by the French military police at one point but we managed to succeed in our mission for the day and that was the most important thing.
On our last visit 3 weeks ago there were roughly 500 residents in the Grande-Synthe Camp, there are now 1600 people residing in the Dunkirk camp! The camp has gone through massive changes and is only getting bigger by the day, but despite the huge visible changes in the camp - we were once again greeted with nothing but smiles.
We didn't manage to take any pictures this time round as it was just the 2 of us, but we managed to rescue these 3 pictures taken by our wonderful friend Hafsa. We successfully delivered warm coats, jumpers, shoes, tracksuit bottoms and trousers, hats scarves and gloves, tents and sleeping bags and also a large box of food containing rice, chickpeas, lentils, onions and spice. We left the large food package with our friend Hafsa who will be using the ingredients to make a big meal for the camp on Friday.
Below is the beautiful Aren excited to receive some new warm clothes and socks! And also a picture of one of the kids playing with one of the bubble makers we brought over. A huge thank you to all those who donated items, all those who donated online and for everyone's general support. Additionally we would like to thank our friend Hafsa from ORIGIN5 and her friends for helping us distribute on the ground. It was a muddy but successful day! We are missing our friends from the camp already and will be back the end of November to do some more work there.