Our friends at Charlbury Refugee Action Committee have recently sent out an urgent appeal for food for refugees from Syria. If you are able to contribute please do so. They write:
People in Witney, Hook Norton, Oxford, Swindon and Wycombe are working together to fill a container which will take food to people in desperate need in Syria.
You can help in Charlbury too.
Aid workers in Syria risk their lives every day to provide vital and life saving aid to the victims of war! The aim is to fill a container with provisions which will be sent directly to Syria within the next few weeks, reaching people who are being bombed and slaughtered on a daily basis, and are presented from fleeing for refuge abroad.
If you can take part, our closing date is THURSDAY MAY 27 at 5 pm.
• do not bring anything that is not on the list.
• please phone 01608 811378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find your nearest drop-off point in or near Charlbury.
• rather than an assortment of items, please donate multiples or trays/cases of just one (or at most two) items. They are much easier to package.
How to contribute in cash
If you would like to contribute money to the Witney collection rather than buying things yourself, you can do so at https://www.gofundme.com/24jnsyus However, you are not able to add Gift Aid.
If you wish to donate direct to One Nation, who are the charity organising the filling of dozens of containers across the country, your money will go further if you pay income tax and apply Gift Aid (which increases the value of your donation by 25%). The link for making a donation is https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/onenationinsyria