Church appeals for clothing for Syria and Iraq

August 30 2016

The Church in Westbury Park have registered with Samara’s Aid to organise another clothing appeal for Iraq and Syria. They received a massive response when they put out an appeal in January and were overwhelmed by the generosity of local people.

The Church in Westbury Park have registered with Samara’s Aid to organise another clothing appeal for Iraq and Syria. They received a massive response when they put out an appeal in January and were overwhelmed by the generosity of local people.

The aid goes to those living in displacement camps, often in freezing conditions. Warm clothes are a priority as well as coats, snow wear, boots, shoes, baby equipment, sanitary products, blankets, duvets and wheelchairs. Everything sent should be in excellent condition, clean with working zips and buttons, stain free with no holes.

The Church are taking donations and have asked local residents to start looking now for clothes and other items to donate. Items need to be taken to the Methodist Church rather than St. Alban’s  from September 5th - 30th. A donation towards transport costs of between £5-£10 is requested and should be posted through the office door at the Methodist Church. It costs £6,500 to send each lorry to the Middle East.

One way of supporting the appeal is to put together a personalised care pack of new items for an expectant mother, a baby or a family. The care packs will be sent to displaced people, refugees and people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and Iraq. Information about what to put in the care packs can be found on the Samara's Aid website. 

Banana Boxes are also needed so if your supermarket has any, contact Abigail Shepherd at the Church Office to arrange delivery of the boxes to the Methodist Church. 

The Church are thinking of arranging packing sessions once or twice a week to keep on top of the packing rather than leaving it all to the end. Contact the Church Office if you would like to help with the packing so that a rota can be drawn up. 

A fundraising Syrian Dinner for the community is also being considered by the Church. To contact the church call 0117 973 1562 or email office@westburyparkchurch.org