Havering residents asked to help Afghan refugees.

  • thehaveringdaily.co.uk

Havering Council has teamed up with Havering Volunteer Centre (HVC) to appeal for essential items for Afghan refugees arriving in the UK.

The Council has provided a shop in High Street, Romford, as a drop-off point for donations from residents. These will then be sent as part of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergency Partnership (VCSEP) to areas across London that have the most people in need.

HVC is asking for the following items:

  • Children’s shoes (all ages)
  • Children’s clothes (all ages)
  • Colouring in books/pens/pencils/paper
  • Children’s soft toys
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Baby bottles
  • Nappy cream
  • Baby clothes (all sizes)
  • Adult shoes (all sizes)
  • Adult clothes (all sizes)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Sanitary products

All items should be clean and of good quality. Residents are also asked to bag their items into age groups/sizes – to help speed up the relief process.

The drop-off site will be open on Thursday 2and Friday 3 September, 10am – 5pm, at 40 High Street, Romford, RM1 1HR. There will be a drop-off zone on Angel Way, before the car park.

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“We are calling on our residents to help play their part in the Afghan relief effort by donating essential items to the HVC.

“Havering has a proud history of supporting those in need and I have no doubt that our borough will once again rally to help families forced to flee from the dreadful situation in Afghanistan.

“Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated and I am humbled that we are leading the way in London to provide this urgent help.”

3 thoughts on “Havering residents asked to help Afghan refugees.

  • 1st September 2021 at 7:54 pm

    Hi is there any way that someone could collect as I have a lot of toys ,adult male and female clothes ans also shoes that can do someone a good use also some jackets

  • 2nd September 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I feel for these people but we have lots of our own who need better housing and who need help
    Put them in the flats over Hilldene and move
    The family’s who have to live there
    Dirty stairs ,hallways that need repainting
    Noisy neighbours children banging on windows
    The Good people have to live with this
    Our own should come first

    • 2nd September 2021 at 6:20 pm

      It’s not – and never was immigrants or asylum seekers that cause the underfunding of social housing and the failure to deal with housing issues for existing residents. You’re thinking of the Tory council and the ten years of cuts to local government funding from the Tory government.


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