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philip milbank

I am trying to raise money and awareness for the Refugee Community Kitchen by going to school in shorts until March the 31st 2018

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Hi. My name is Owen Milbank. I am 10 years old and live in Newmarket. I go to a school called All Saints and am in year 6.


Event details

Wearing shorts to school until March the 31st 2018

The Refugee Community Kitchen or RCK has been feeding displaced people in Calais since November 2015, as well as homeless people in Camden and Hackney in London. It cooks around 2000 meals a day in Calais alone and also up to 4 times a week in London for the homeless. A lot of people think that there are no more people to feed in Calais because the “Jungle” isn’t there anymore but there a a lot of people living in very rough conditions who are still in and around Calais. They do not have access to the most basic things in life which are food and shelter. They live outside and are always being moved away by the police. It is very cold and humid in the winter in Calais. This is why I think that going to school in shorts is not very hard compared to what refugees and homeless people have to put up with.I have been to the warehouse where RCK operates from 3 times before and I have seen all the hard work that they do. People give up their time and come to volunteer for a few days and sometimes a few months. I would like to think that if I had to run away from my country there would be people like the people who volunteer at RCK to give me some hot tasty food!


Event date

02-November-2017 17:00  - 
31-March-2018 23:55

Event type

wearing shorts throughout the winter

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All Saints Primary School Vicarage Road,
CB8 8JE,


Well done, young man. Thank you for your kind heart.
Donation by Anonymous
on 08-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Great work mate! Much respect
Donation by Michael
on 08-11-2017
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Bon courage Owen ! Tu es le plus fort !
Donation by Toto
on 07-11-2017
Donation by Anonymous
on 07-11-2017
£10.00 gift aid
Every super hero has a name. I will call you captain chilli knees.
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-11-2017
£2.50 gift aid
This is a wonderful thing to do for a really good cause. I will keep my fingers crossed that we have a mild winter, would hate to think of you with frost bitten knees!
Donation by Carolyn
on 03-11-2017
£0.00 gift aid
Fantastic Owen! Well done x
Donation by Bristol Baileys
on 03-11-2017
Donation by Hugo Morriss
on 03-11-2017

Donation summary

Online Donations: £392.08
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £392.08
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £477.08

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