Samara’s Aid Appeal at St Mary’s Church

A Message From St Mary’s Church

Syria is the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time (UN) with 23.5 million people in Iraq and Syria in urgent need of on-going humanitarian aid. Samara’s Aid Appeal is collecting the following items to be sent to refugees in the region:

CLOTHES, ALL SEASONS, new and used – adult, child & baby (NB All clothes must be culturally appropriate for the Middle East: no shorts, short skirts etc.)

COATS & SNOW-WEAR, new and used – adult, child & baby

NEW UNDERWEAR (not used), with tags or in packaging

SHOES (polished) in immaculate condition


BLANKETS, sleeping bags, sheets & towels in immaculate condition

DUVETS only if like new with no marks or stains

Wheelchairs, zimmer frames and crutches

MOSES BASKETS and baby bedding


MOTHER & BABY CARE PACKS Click here for details

We also require supermarket BANANA BOXES for packing.

PLEASE WASH clothes, blankets and bedding, and clean and polish shoes before donating. Everything should be in excellent condition with working zips, buttons & poppers intact, stain free with no holes.

Please separate the items into different categories: (men’s, women’s, boys’, girls’ or babies’ clothes, or shoes) and whether they are new or used, and bag them separately and label the bags. Supermarket shopping bags or bin bags are ideal. Please do not mix old and new items together.

Labelled bags should be brought to St Mary’s Church Centre on Sunday 11th June, between 1pm and 6.30pm. If you could help sort and pack the donations, please come to the church centre on Monday 12th June any time between 9am and 3pm. Refreshments provided.

Donations towards the cost of shipping (suggested £5 per donor) are also requested (a lorry costs £6,500 to send to Syria). Please donate through the Samara Website  or bring cash (in a labelled envelope) to the church centre.

Thank you.

St Mary’s Church


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