- Monday 22nd August - meeting with Waltham Forest Council to feedback on the management of social services cases.
- Tuesday 23rd August- holding a residents only advice surgery
- Thursday 25th August- working with campaigners on the case for reforming PFI and PF2 ahead of parliamentary debate on 5 September.
- Monday 29th August- sorting out donations of men's clothes for the Calais refugee camps. Please see below for how you can help.
The Refugee Men's Pantalonathon - How, What and Where You Can Donate in E17
Thank you to everyone who has been in touch so far to offer to help with donations for the refugees in Calais and our next Walthamstow action day. We are focusing this time on helping collect clothes for men at the camp, ahead of the autumn. The Help Refugees Warehouse in Calais is desperately short of small and medium men's clothes and is also asking for unused underwear for refugee men or donations of money to purchase underwear for them.
All this coming week 22-26th August you can drop off donations of these items or money towards them at my office at 23 Orford Road between 9.30am and 6pm. Thank you to the Higham Hill Hub who have also offered to collect items via the Homemade Cafe and Patisserie - 311 Higham Hill Rd from 10am to 5pm. Finally, you can also drop off donations via 123 Salop Road by prior appointment. Please email and we will put you in touch with Abigail to arrange delivery. Please do also share the details of where and what to donate these items with other local residents.
The Refugee Kitchen volunteers in Walthamstow are also seeking to take 2000 flapjacks to Calais for refugees in the next week as well. They are asking for donations of such bakes with no nuts, cut small, packed with clingfilm or foil between layers and in Tupperware or a clingfilmed box or shoe box. These can be delivered to the Italian Deli on Hoe Street, The Hornbeam Centre at the Bakers Arms or Debbie Bliss's shop on Orford Road 27/28/29/30 August with the cut off 5pm on the 30th to make the Calais visit.