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WE’RE SENDING A CONTAINER FOR REFUGEES TO GREECE

A container of much-needed winter essentials is to be delivered to Greece in aid of refugees who have fled for their lives and are seeking refuge.

The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation (HRF), a registered international aid organisation, is planning to send off a large container very soon and is appealing to the public to donate items to be shipped off.

 The container will be filled with men’s clothing and footwear, kid’s clothes and footwear, winter accessories such as gloves and hats, and sleeping bags and tents. All must be in excellent condition or new.

 Kassim Tokan, Deputy CEO, said: “We truly hope the general public support us in this campaign to provide relief to those most in need. Once the container gets to its destination, our team will be there ready to distribute.”

 HRF has previously worked with local organisations and groups in Greece, carried out assessments, and a team have distributed food and blankets to refugees.

 A team also carried out beach patrols in the early hours of the morning and at night, checking the freezing water for arriving boats and helping those most vulnerable, such as women and children, to get off the boats and onto shore.

 This was shown nationwide in a BBC Inside Out programme.

 People can donate winter essentials at their nearest HRF branch during from 10am to 5pm. The addresses are:

Bradford (HQ)
2 Claremont
Bradford, BD7 1BQ

Birmingham
Saturn Business Centre
54 Bissell Street
Birmingham, B5 7HP

Manchester
Norwood House, Fallowfield
Manchester, M14 5JT

London
1.38 Whitechapel Technology Centre
75 Whitechapel Road
London, E1 1DU

Note to editors

Human Relief Foundation is based in Bradford and is a registered International Non-Governmental Organisation. 

Launched in 1991, it seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development, supporting local communities to build a better life and find their own solutions to global problems.

It is registered with the UK Charity Commission (1126281 & SC038671).

If you have any media enquiries, please phone Hasan Faridi on 01274 392727 or email h.faridi@hrf.co.uk.


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