Calais Jungle couple receive overwhelming response

Children living in the Calais Jungle SUS-150824-134539001
Children living in the Calais Jungle SUS-150824-134539001

An Eastbourne couple who are heading to the Calais migrant camp with donated supplies need a bigger vehicle after an ‘overwhelming’ response from the town.

On Thursday August 27, Melanie Torres and her husband John Carey, will travel to the migrant camp known as the Calais Jungle with donated supplies in a bid to improve its living conditions.

But, after only a two-week appeal, the couple have had too many donations to fit inside their family estate car.

The couple are now looking for help from a nearby van hire company to transport the supplies to the camp.

John Carey said, “After an overwhelming response from the people of Eastbourne we can’t fit another inch of supplies into our car.”

The couple now ask if there are any van hire companies or someone who could help transport the supplies to the camp at 6am on Thursday.

The van would need to be loaded on Wednesday evening to ensure the couple can catch the early morning ferry to Calais.

If you can help arrange transport for the supplies call John and Melanie on 01323727038 .

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