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Benjamin Horne

Note: we need £5000 for a new truck, the funds displayed aren't accurate to our current status. We need to hit the £12000 mark to make this work!

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Help Refugees

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  • For many in the Calais refugee camp, wood is a primary source of fuel for cooking and heat. Over the last six months, many wood burning stoves and rocket stoves have been distributed but they require a constant supply of wood and kindling. We provide wood to everyone in the camp every week, but are in dire need of funds to keep going.

  • The wood yard runs by taking donations of waste wood from various different sources and processing it into firewood using a team of volunteers at the Help Refugees warehouse. The process is very labour intensive and runs purely on volunteer help.

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What we need

Money that you donate can go toward a range of massively useful things.

  • blades: we get through a huge amount of saw blades as many of our saws are running for 8 hours a day 7 days a week! The cost of this adds up quickly.
  • tools: our tools and equipment need constant servicing. The intensive job that they are required to do can really take its toll! We need money to replace broken parts and machines, also to buy new equipment to make our processes more efficient.
  • vehicles: we have two wood trucks and both are incredibly important to the operation of the yard. At the time of writing, one of the trucks is currently broken down and needs replacing. We need money to maintain these machines and keep them on the road.
  • safety equipment: due to the large amounts of volunteers that we use, we need to make the Woodyard as safe as possible. We need a good supply of safety shoes, gloves, goggles and ear defenders.

Event date

24-April-2016 00:00  - 
24-October-2016 00:00

Event type

Running the calais woodyard

Event is completed


You guys are awesome! So much love from London!
Donation by Amy
on 16-01-2017
£15.00 gift aid
Donation by Emma Manton
on 15-01-2017
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Chris
on 15-01-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Nick Fletcher
on 15-01-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Thank you for your excellent work in the service of sanity and compassion, for your dignified resistance to the status quo. May your endeavours go well.
Donation by The Greater Spotted Ceilidh Band
on 30-12-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Edventure Frome
Donation by Jayne Deeks
on 08-11-2016
£137.50 gift aid
good luck guys
Donation by Anonymous
on 05-11-2016
£125.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-10-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Not much but just something! I hope you get all you need and more
Donation by Hanif
on 20-10-2016
£2.50 gift aid
We volunteered & raised some cash at the same time. I'm donating this money on behalf of John Lanyon, David Johnston, Mon Merttens, Wilf Merttens, Jess Lyons and Hannah Braye. And all of their friends and family who donated. Keep up the amazing work!
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-10-2016
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £16,573.85
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £16,573.85
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £19,526.73

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