Lincoln collection to be held for Syrian refugees

A local Lincoln organisation will be holding a collection in aid of Syrian refugees.

The event will be held by Compassionate Lincoln, a grass roots organisation set up to promote community-led responses to social challenges and issues. The collection day will be held at Bishop Grosseteste University car park on Saturday 12th May between 8:30 and 3:30pm.

All donations from the event will be going to the charity Samara’s Aid Appeal, a charity who work with local people in Syria to deliver clothing and aid to the most vulnerable people in the region.

Compassionate Lincoln

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Compassionate Lincoln have posted a list of required items onto their Facebook page which includes:

    • ALL SEASON CLOTHES, (adult, child & baby) in immaculate condition
    • NEW UNDERWEAR (no used), with tags or in packaging
    • SHOES & BOOTS (polished) in immaculate condition
    • Blankets, sleeping bags, sheets & towels in immaculate condition
    • Duvets (only if like new with no marks or stains)
    • Moses baskets and baby bedding
    • Disposable nappies, sanitary towels & incontinence pads
    • Soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes (unopened)

According to the organisation, Samara’s Aid need £6,500 plus extra costs to send each lorry container of goods, so are asking for a small donation from everyone who contributes.

Above: Bishop Grosseteste University where the event will be held.