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Social Work students continue to show support for Calais refugees

Convoy to Calais Monday 14 November 2016

A year after visiting the Calais jungle and collecting tonnes of aid, Liverpool Hope University Social Work students are renewing their support for refugees with a special fundraising night.

The event on Friday 18th November, at Our Place, shows the group’s continued support for refugees after the recent dismantling of the Calais ‘jungle’.

Last year the students collected more than 40 tonnes of aid from around the UK, which they sent to refuges in Samos. They also raised around £2500 towards a mini bus to help refugees access healthcare more quickly, and visited the jungle to speak to people there and to show solidarity. The students also appeared live on ITV Granada.  

Acts lined up for the fundraising event include comedian Daniel Carmichael (who recently performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Jack Savage (Lead singer/songwriter from the band Mexicola), Lithium (four-piece band playing current music), and singer Mickey. There will also be Bingo and a raffle with prizes including a tour of Everton’s ground, a ghost hunt, restaurant vouchers, cinema vouchers and more.

Department of Social Work, Care and Justice 

Picture: the launch of last year's convoy to Calais campaign 

Winter Aid Fundraiser, Friday 18th November, 7pm-midnight, Our Place 

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