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Village hall to open Sunday for refugee donations

PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 September 2015

Georgina Isherwood is organising an event at Castle Acre Village Hall where people can donate items to help refugees.

Georgina Isherwood is organising an event at Castle Acre Village Hall where people can donate items to help refugees.

Archant

Castle Acre Village Hall will open as a drop-off centre for donations of clothing and supplies for refugees in Calais.

Georgina Isherwood is using the village hall for a vintage-themed photoshoot on Sunday, but has decided to also open the space for people to hand over clothes and everyday essentials.

Between 10am-2pm, items can be donated to Norfolk Calais Refugee Solidarity and Relief, and the group will make sure everything reaches those in need.

Mrs Isherwood, who runs GiGi’s WunderKammer Burlesque group in King’s Lynn, said: “I already had this venue booked for Sunday and thought it could also be a drop-off location for any donations.

“I posted the idea on Facebook before the tragic picture of the little boy on the beach in Turkey.

“But since that triggered the debate [about the refugee crisis], I think people have realised there are kids and families who are hungry, desperate and need our help.”

Items urgently needed are mens clothing and footwear, educational stationery such as pens and pencils, and toiletries particularly sanitary towels and nappies. It is preferred that any food donated is vegetarian or vegan.

Castle Acre Village Hall is on Pye’s Lane, Castle Acre, near Swaffham.

- Are you organising an event in reaction to the refugee crisis? Email louise.hepburn@archant.co.uk

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