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Shelter Building in Calais

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Philippa Boyle

Help us complete our mission to get the residents of the refugee camp in Calais out of tents & into dry, insulated shelters

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Help Refugees

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Donations accepted until 10-06-2016

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L'Auberge des Migrants/Help Refugees (formerly Help Calais)has beenthe only organisation in Calais building shelters for the refugees in the camp. And we are critically low on funds to continue our ambitious build programme.

There are 6000-7000 men, women and children are currently living in the 'jungle' in Calais and there are no major aid
organisations supplying aid such as food, clothing, bedding or shelter,
so Auberge/Help Calais has taken on the task of delivering all of these,
24 hours a day, seven days a week.We constantly need to purchase very
large quantities of materials in order to keep production levels up.

We supplied materials and along with the
residents, built 180 shelters in October, 400 in November and 340 in December. This massive figure represents around 3,680 people in shelters,
raised off the earth, away from the cold, wet ground, insulated against
the icy winds.

Event details

Shelter Building in Calais Refugee Camp

More than half the camp are currently out of tents and in shelters.

We would like to be able to build or supply the materials for at least 500 more shelters over the next 6 weeks, as Winter hits, accommodating another 2000 people. For this we would need 130,000 euros.

1 Shelter costs 260 euros *
Timber: 22 pieces - 60 euros
Pallets: 12 - 48 euros
Plastic: 20m2 - 27euros
Insulation: 29m2 - 70euros
Wrapped OSB door: 18 euros
Hinges: 2 - 5 euros
Latches: 2 - 4 euros
Padlock: 1 - 4 euros
Screws for frame: 2 euros
Nails 110mm, 70mm and 45mm: 5 euros
Hammer, Saw & Bucket: 12 euros
Petrol & vehicle charge: 5 euros

* costs can vary significantly depending on supplier availability and volume of materials purchased

Event date

05-January-2016 00:00  - 
10-March-2016 00:00

Event type

Shelter building in Calais Refugee Camp

Event is completed



This was money raised at BOINK event in London thanks to everyone who came along!!!
Donation by BOINK! aka Bob B-Wrong & Oli D.Viant and all the BOINKETEERS!!!
on 02-06-2016
£75.00 gift aid
Donation by Fiona
on 04-04-2016
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 21-03-2016
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-02-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-02-2016
£1.25 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 22-02-2016
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-02-2016
£4.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 20-02-2016
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Auntie Val
on 18-02-2016
£50.00 gift aid
Good luck
Donation by EH
on 18-02-2016
£62.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £32,262.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £32,262.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £37,895.75

Donations closed

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