Following our activity ”live like a Refugee” over the lent period where, the staff camped out overnight with no provisions, we raised £250.00.The money was taken personally by a friend who volunteered to work in Calais with the refugees. The conditions were described as her as poor although so many people and volunteers are doing their best to improve conditions. There is a jungle library known as jungle books which the children appeared to enjoy. There is also a youth club where the older young people enjoy spending their time. Our £250 was donated to the youth club which was gratefully received.
The people living in these conditions are provided with 1 cooked meal per day however most of them manage to smile. Above n Beyond staff went without comforts for 24hrs and we found it hard to smile. A very humbling experience!