Refugee fundraiser, November 3rd

Rachel writes:

Come down to Lewisham Town Hall on Tuesday 3rd November from 6.30pm for a night of talks, music and food in aid of refugees in Calais.

Thousands of refugees are currently experiencing great hardships and risking their lives in desperate attempts to escape the terrible consequences of military interventions, civil wars and the economic exploitation of their countries.

Recent images of drowned children in the Mediterranean and the horrific tragedy of a lorry full of suffocated families have triggered the consciences of many people. It is clear that people throughout Britain of all faiths and persuasions want to help. There is much that can be done, practically, and to put pressure on our dithering politicians!

Recently peace activists from Lewisham and Greenwich CND and Lewisham Stop the War were at the refugee camp in Calais. The camp is cold and bleak, and the refugees living there are in urgent need of building materials so that they can build shelters to survive the winter. The only help they are getting is from fundraisers like this.

This event will include stories from the children of refugees who are living in Lewisham, entertainment from refugee musicians and information about the refugee camps and the ways we can help.

Tickets cost £4/£10 and money raised will go towards building semi-permanent structures in Calais to help refugees there survive this winter. To reserve tickets please email michael@lewishamstopwar.org.uk or visit our site.

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