Church collects clothing donations for Syria and Iraq

September 30 2016

THE Church in Westbury Park have registered with Samara’s Aid to organise another clothing appeal for Iraq and Syria. They received a massive response when they put out an appeal in January and were overwhelmed by the generosity of local people.

THE Church in Westbury Park have registered with Samara’s Aid to organise another clothing appeal for Iraq and Syria. They received a massive response when they put out an appeal in January and were overwhelmed by the generosity of local people.

The aid goes to those living in displacement camps, often in freezing conditions. Warm clothes are a priority as well as coats, snow wear, boots, shoes, baby equipment, sanitary products, blankets, duvets and wheelchairs. Everything sent should be in excellent condition, clean with working zips and buttons, stain free with no holes.

The Church have been taking donations during September and now need help with packing the items at the Methodist Church. The plan is to have regular sessions to stay on top of it. Volunteers are very welcome but need to have watched the Samara’s Aid training video before turning up, see youtube watch?v=4ygyLimg9y0 .

October packing dates are Monday 3rd, 10am - 12.30pm, Wednesday 5th, 2.00 - 4.30pm and Friday 7th, 7.30 - 9.30pm. 

One way of supporting the appeal is to put together a personalised care pack of new items for an expectant mother, a baby or a family. The care packs will be sent to displaced people, refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and Iraq. Information about what to put in the care packs can be found on the Samara's Aid website. 

Banana Boxes are also needed so if your supermarket has any, contact Abigail Shepherd at the Church Office to arrange delivery of the boxes to the Methodist Church. 

A fundraising Syrian Dinner for the community is also being considered by the Church. To contact the church call 0117 973 1562 or email office@westburyparkchurch.org .