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You're so kind! Amazing donations for refugees

PEOPLE living in Redland, Bishopston and across North Bristol have responded amazingly to the Samara’s Aid refugee appeal,  offering donations of goods as well as giving  their time.

 Nearly £2,000 has also been raised towards the £7,000 cost of sending a container to deliver the goods to their destination.

This is the third year that the community have gathered together vital supplies of clothes, equipment and bedding to send to people living in displacement camps in Syria. The donations are organised by the team at St Alban’s Church in Westbury Park. Packing up the goods to send to the depot is a task in itself, involving an enthusiastic team of volunteers and a lot of banana boxes. Helping to load up the vans were David and Julie Manning - still laughing as the final boxes were loaded!

 

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