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Kettering Collect Donations for Calais Refugees

Youth, leaders, parents and community friends all gathered at the Kettering congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ meeting house on Saturday 12th December to sort donated bags of clothing, bedding and food for the European refugees.  The youth and leaders collected bags of donations from members and friends on the Tuesday night a few days before and then helped sort out the items for collection on Saturday morning. 

The charity "Jungle Care" is the delivery agent that "Corby Stands With Refugees" and other local Northamptonshire charities use to get much needed items to Calais, Dunkirk and Greece.  By lunchtime the sorted bags had been collected by "Jungle Care", which amounted to two van loads, for direct distribution to the refugees currently staying in the Calais area in appalling conditions.  

Local organiser for the Church in Kettering, Noah Nelson, commented, “This was an opportunity for the entire congregation and community to pull together and help people that can't help themselves. Despite religious background, faith, politics, or skin colour, we were united in the common goal: to serve our fellowmen.  What a better time of year to do that than at Christmas? We would like to thank "Jungle Care" for helping with the distribution of the donations direct to the refugees.”

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