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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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Donations accepted until 24-10-2017

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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.

Event details

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


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
Thank you for your great work, keep it up
Donation by Anonymous
on 18-10-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Loved working in the woodyard, you guys do a sterling job. Hope to see you there again, keep up the excellent work.
Donation by Annie
on 17-10-2016
£10.00 gift aid
Donation by Anja
on 17-10-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by RB
on 15-10-2016
£7.50 gift aid
Jack, Ben, Xavier, every other Woodyard legend. Thank you for your never ending hard work x
Donation by Sarah Austin
on 13-10-2016
£18.75 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 12-10-2016
You are doing an amazing job. Real practical help so that people can cook and connect.
Donation by Beverley
on 11-10-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-10-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Dear Ian and all the volunteers, Amazing job. Well done
Donation by Ann
on 04-10-2016
£7.50 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

Donations closed

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