Last night, a large fire ripped through the La Liniere Refugee Camp this evening, burning down the Children's Centre, other community spaces and many, many shelters. We are absolutely devastated.
At the forefront of our minds, as always, is the welfare of the children. Families are in the process of being evacuated off site to safe accommodation. The children will obviously be traumatised and will need support now more than ever. Tomorrow we will be coordinating visits to families and Children's Centre volunteers will continue doing what they do best, making children smile.
We have lost everything in the Centre and we desperately need funds to buy arts and crafts materials, playdough and other little bits and pieces to take to the children and emergency supplies. The volunteers are hugely important to the children and their continued contact with them at this difficult time cannot be undervalued.
If everyone donated just 50p that would go a long way to covering the costs of what we need to buy and supporting our amazing team of long term volunteers who have put their hearts and souls into the Children's Centre over the past 12 months.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way