May I say a huge THANK YOU to all who were able to support this wonderful campaign this week, either by donating and dropping off donations, communicating the campaign to others, sorting the hundreds of sacks received or offering to drive them to Southend on Sunday morning. We were delighted to be able to volunteer to be a drop-off centre.
Our children understand that we are all members of God's family, wherever we are in the world, and that we must always do all in our power to support those who are less fortunate than ourselves. We have collected hundreds of sacks full of clothes, toys, nappies and toiletries and as I write the Convent Chapel is absolutely full and spilling out into the car park. Our children and parents, together with members of our parish and the wider Rayleigh community have been so generous throughout this week and we thank them all.
We now have an enormous number of bags that need to be taken to Southend for drop off between 11am and 3pm on Sunday. If you are able to help with this please could you email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch with Glenn via his Facebook page. We will arrange a meeting time at the school and organise what will need to be a convoy to Southend.
The overall collection has become so large that the organisers are now desperate to find someone with a lorry (and driver) to deliver their huge collection of donations to the containers in Ockendon on Wednesday 16th September. If you know someone with a contact who would be willing to help could you please let us know (using the contact details above).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE DONATIONS.
If we are able to help with a proposed second transportation of donations in future weeks we will communicate this via the newsletter and/or other channels.
Our fantastic helpers ~ these wonderful ladies worked through hundreds of bags on Friday to get them sorted and prioritised for our drop off to Southend on Sunday. We have had may generous gifts in the form of donations this week but the gift of time is a very special one THANK YOU ladies ~ You are all SUPERSTARS!
You can follow this campaign by visiting the Facebook Page ‘Humanity Washed Ashore ~ Collection for the children’ or by visiting the website www.humanitywashedashore.co.uk
Below is a short video which shows the work of MOAS http://www.moas.eu/