The Connor Brother's print release in aid of Calais Refugees
Earlier this month we travelled to 'The Jungle' migrant camp in Calais to better understand the situation there. The hysterical reporting of the crisis has misrepresented the situation, and the language of politicians has added to the negative image of the migrants there.
Conditions in The Jungle are appalling - thousands of desperate people fleeing persecution are living in squalid conditions less than an hour from the UK.
With winter approaching, conditions in The Jungle are set to deteriorate and the people living in makeshift shelters there are ill prepared for the change in weather. Most of them arrived with no possessions and are in need of our help. We are releasing this new print to raise funds to buy shoes and winter coats, the two items that people in The Jungle most requested.
100% of the proceeds from sales of the print will go to helping the people living in The Jungle this winter.
You can read an account of our trip to The Jungle in:
In addition to the print release we are asking for donations of shoes and coats which will be delivered to the refugees in The Jungle in September. For information of where to send them to please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance for your generosity.
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