The Stockport County team have been on hand to assist the charity Care4Calais after is was inundated with generous donations from people in and around the Greater Manchester area wanting to help the Afghanistan humanitarian crisis.
The team attended Care4Calais’ Stockport Warehouse to lend a hand on the ground, after the charity received over 50 tonnes of new donations that needed sorting ready for distribution.
The club has also put a call out for volunteers from Stockport and surrounding areas to attend the warehouse between the hours of 10am – 6pm this week and next to help the charity sort through all the donations.
Anyone able to help support should simply attend the Safestore site, 61-63 Wellington Road North, Stockport from 10am each day, and ask for Care4Calais’s lead volunteer Wayne.
Stockport County Football Club Player, Sam Minihan said:
“We’ve been moved by the scenes coming from Kabul Airport with parents handing babies to soldiers desperate to provide them with a better life. Care4Calais provide on the ground support for refugees from war-torn countries and the donations provided here will help to clothe and feed these people during their time of need.
The scale of the operation is huge which is why we’ve come to the warehouse to lend a hand sorting through the donations. We urge anyone with some free time this week and next to get involved and donate some time to a great cause.”
Clare Moseley, spokesperson for Care4Calais said:
“We were delighted to be joined by the Stockport County team. We’ve had such an amazing response from people across the region with generous donations of money, clothing and bedding. We’re now working through these so we can deploy them quickly to the people who need them the most. Anyone in the area able to come lend a hand, please come to our Safestore warehouse and support us as we help those in need of new beginnings.”
For further information regarding Care4Calais’ amazing work, and for information on how to to donate, visit: https://care4calais.org/
Due to the sheer volume of enquiries currently being received by the charity, please understand that any communications may take some time to be responded to.