Kent Anti Racism Network are holding a community event in the heart of Dover Town centre on the 23rd April, between 11am-3pm at the Market Square.
We are going to cook delicious homemade pies and are asking people to also make and bring some along, or simply swing by to sample them! We’re going to have a pie-eating contest too, so come on down! There’ll be music and we’re giving away balloons and badges. There will also be a face painter free for the kids, so bring them along!
All this whilst raising money to send food to the Refugee Community Kitchen in Calais. They are specifically in need of mostly dried items; pulses (i.e. kidney beans/butter beans) dried fruit, coconut, any kind of veg and fruit. We will be organising a car to travel to Calais on the day and so we are asking for any donations to be delivered to the Market Square.
Local Dover resident, Joe Barry, said “‘I have met many of the refugees in Calais, and heard their sad stories. Today we are sending the humanity and food that they need just to survive. Whilst the British government bombs the Middle East then turns its back, the people of Dover will do no such thing, and this event will show solidarity with our fellow humans stranded on the other side of the Channel.”
If you can’t make the event, then please consider donating anything you can spare, so we can buy supplies on behalf of you. We’re still using our Indiegogo fundraiser page (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/from-kent-to-calais-solidarity-and-warm-socks#/) which paid for a vehicle to go over on 2 April, so please donate what you can.
This is a family friendly event. All welcome
Kent Anti-Racism Network