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This Manchester Dessert Shop Is Helping To Collect Much-Needed Clothing For Afghan Refugees

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan - Editor of Secret Manchester

This Manchester Dessert Shop Is Helping To Collect Much-Needed Clothing For Afghan Refugees

There’s an easy way we can help those fleeing Afghanistan.

Following the news that the Taliban has successfully overthrown the government in Afghanistan, Care4Calais has begun rallying up their Manchester volunteers, in anticipation of a large number of refugees who are expected to arrive at Manchester Airport this week.

Helping to maximise their efforts, Scoop Ancoats has announced that they’ll be accepting clothing donations to help those in need, with Care4Calais currently seeking donations for clothes (in particular men’s), shoes, phones and other essentials at Beetham Tower.

Sharing the news on their Instagram, Scoop Ancoats said: “@care4calais are running a collection for the refugees who will shortly be arriving in Manchester from Afghanistan. The donation point is at Beetham Tower through these doors.

“We’ve just returned from doing a drop off and they are in need for more donations, these mainly being small men’s clothing such as coats and trainers (size 4-7). For anyone unable to get to Beetham Tower, please feel free to drop off your donations with the team at Scoop as we will be doing daily drop offs. #inthistogether 🤍”

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In addition to essential items, Care4Calais has also launched a fundraiser to help buy basic essentials such as a clean change of clothes and hygiene products, which you can help support here.

Have some items you’d like to donate? Head to the drop-off map here to find your local drop-off point, or simply visit Scoop Ancoats who’ll take them for you.

Welcome packs of donated items will be distributed to Afghan refugees by Care4Calais from 17th August-1st October 2021. So far, two Manchester hotels have agreed to put up refugees in need as they arrive in the UK, and the government has promised to house 20,000 Afghans in the UK – in particular, women and girls in need. To find out more about Care4Calais and the work that they do, head over to their website here.