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Jungle Canopy Bashas - Portable Emergency Shelters

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Dave King

Providing emergency winter shelter for refugees and forced migrants in Northern France.

Raising money for

Care4Calais Charity Logo

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Donations accepted until 17-12-2018

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Jungle Canopy was originally established in 2015 to deliver caravans to the Calais Jungle, providing shelter and protection to unaccompanied minors, families and vulnerable people.
Since October 2016, Jungle Canopy now aligns with other groups, to provide support to refugees and forced migrants in Calais, Dunkirk and Paris.

This fundraiser is being administered by Care4Calais, but donations will be ringfenced and the bashas will also be delivered to Help Refugees and Mobile Refugee Support, as required.

Event details

Bashas - Portable, emergency shelters.

There is a pressing need around Calais/Dunkirk, for emergency shelter.  The police are slashing tents and confiscating bedding, to ensure the area is as “inhospitable” as possible.  They are working illegally, to create a hostile environment.
Winter is here, so we’re in a race against time. Again.  If people are forced to sleep outdoors, without any form of shelter, it is inevitable that over the coming cold, wet months, some of them will die.
So... Bashas.  This is what the British Army used before the invention of Gore-Tex and bivvy bags.
A basha is discrete, versatile, effective and lightweight.  It’s portable...easy to “grab and go”; you can quickly unhook the bungees, then shove the basha down the front of your jacket, and run for safety.
Two tarpaulins.  One as top cover; one as a groundsheet.  The top cover is supported by elastic bungees attached to trees, or by sticks and pegs in the ground (see pics).

We can provide a full basha for £5; half the cost of a bivvy bag, and it will shelter up to three people, rather than one.  If we can raise £2,500, we will fund 500 bashas.
Please help.

Event date

14-November-2017 18:00  - 
17-December-2017 23:55

Event type


Event is completed


Donation by Anonymous
on 23-01-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by John Thorne
on 16-12-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-12-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-12-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-12-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Jungle solidarity
on 30-11-2017
£25.00 gift aid
Thank you for the great work you're doing
Donation by Amanda Alexander
on 28-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Keep up the fantastic work, Roger-WCS
Donation by Anonymous
on 23-11-2017
£50.00 gift aid
Good luck Dave, great initiative.
Donation by James Hatfield
on 21-11-2017
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Carolyn W
on 21-11-2017
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,875.02
Offline Donations: £3,800.00
Total Raised: £6,675.02
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,962.52

Donations closed

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