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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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  • 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


Donation by Anna Reid Jones
on 18-09-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-09-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-09-2016
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-09-2016
£3.75 gift aid
Thank you for working so hard
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-09-2016
£6.25 gift aid
Proud of the work you are all doing. If I was younger I would love to stand with you.
Donation by Mike Ridgway
on 17-09-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Hi Team! Thanks so much for the opportunity to come and work with you guys, I had the most amazing week helping out. Still suffering with the blisters and sore muscles but it was worth it! As promised here is the rest of the money raised, Good luck!
Donation by Colette Armitage
on 14-09-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Hope you can get those chops saws xxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-09-2016
£6.25 gift aid
Some of the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done. I met and worked with some amazing individuals but also the organizers were awesome showing us from start to finish how important the work is. Good luck and hope to come again in the future
Donation by Bryan Pritchard
on 13-09-2016
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-09-2016
£6.25 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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