Over £1,000 is raised for Calais refugees thanks to Wisbech Churches Together carol services and coffee morning

The King’s Church band playing at the Contemporary Christmas Carols event.

The King’s Church band playing at the Contemporary Christmas Carols event. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Churches Together have raised £1,016 to help those caught up in the refugee crisis in Europe.

Violinist, Jacob Keet performs at St. Peter’s coffee morning and baroque Christmas carols event

Violinist, Jacob Keet performs at St. Peter’s coffee morning and baroque Christmas carols event - Credit: Archant

The money, shared between two charities – Christian Aid and Help Calais, came from a series of events including carol singing events and a coffee morning.

Magdalene House Preparatory School and the Wisbech Interfaith Forum Other organisations also lent their support to the appeal.

The money will be used to buy specific items from the Help Calais Amazon wish list, things needed on the ground in the Calais ‘Jungle Camp’ which will be delivered directly from Amazon to the camp.

Matthew McChlery, chairman of Wisbech Churches Together, said: “A big thank you to all who were involved in the organising of the wide variety of events that helped to make this campaign so successful.

Rachael-Yvonne, member of group Melody Stone and former X-Factor
contestant performs at After Hour

Rachael-Yvonne, member of group Melody Stone and former X-Factor contestant performs at After Hours Live. - Credit: Archant


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“Thanks must also go to those who attended the various events and gave so generously to help others less fortunate than themselves.

“I am sure the practical help this money will provide is deeply appreciated by those refugees it will assist.”

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