Lincoln collection for Syrian refugees

A Lincoln community organisation is holding a collection day for refugees in Syria.

Compassionate Lincoln, which was set up to encourage community-led responses to social issues and challenges, will hold the event at Bishop Grosseteste University car park on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30am until 3:00pm.

All donations received will go to Samara’s Aid Appeal, a charity which has clothed over a quarter of a million people in the Middle East.

Samara’s Aid works with local people on the ground in Syria to deliver clothing and aid to the most vulnerable people in the country.

The group said there are 27.4 million people in need of humanitarian help and the items collected will be sent to a town which has recently been freed from ISIS control.

A list of items being collected:

  • All season clothes (adult, child and baby) in immaculate condition
  • New underwear (not used) with tags or in packaging
  • Shoes and boots polished and in immaculate condition
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, sheets and towels in immaculate condition
  • Duvets, only if like new with no marks or stains
  • Moses baskets and baby bedding
  • Disposable nappies, sanitary towels and incontinence pads
  • Soaps, toothpaste, toothbrushes (unopened)

Collection organiser Holly Furness said: “We know that there are lots of people in the city who continue to be really concerned about the refugee crisis and know that just because it isn’t on the news every day, the need hasn’t gone away.

“This collection is a really practical way of sending love and support to refugees and the charities working to support them so if people are able to donate the items we’re collecting it will be really gratefully received.”