Welcoming the Stranger


Priority Items – things we are in desperate need of:

    • Emergency blankets and ponchos
    • Blankets and sleeping bags
    • Trainers (sizes 40-43)
    • Mens Underwear (Boxers, only new please – Small and Medium)
    • Socks (sizes 40-43)
    • Waterproof and non-waterproof jackets (small and medium)
    • Unlocked mobile phones with chargers
    • Tarpaulin (ideally 2m x 2.5m)
    • Tents

Everything else:


  • Short- and long-sleeved t-shirts (small and medium)
  • Jogging bottoms and jeans (small and medium – 28 and 30 inch waist)
  • Jumpers and hoodies (small and medium)
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Ponchos

Children’s Items

We are currently oversupplied with children’s clothes and toys, there are other charities,  many closer to home who would really benefit from the donations of these items.


  • Tarpaulin
  • Emergency foil blankets
  • French Lyca Sims
  • Unlocked mobile phones with chargers
  • UK to EU adaptors (to use UK chargers in France)
  • Non-English language based board games for Refugee Youth Service (i.e chess, draughts, playing cards, footballs, cricket bats, tennis balls)
  • Small backpacks
  • Hygiene
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Men’s razors
  • Spray deodorant (men’s)
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrushes
  • Shaving foam
  • Packs of tissues
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hair oil
  • Talcum powder

Food (Items in bold are priority items)

Please bring ring pull tops and make sure everything is in date!

Dried Food/Long shelf life


  • Golden Syrup
  • Olive Oil
  • Oats
  • Plain Flour
  • Tomato Puree
  • Lemon Juice
  • UHT Milk
  • Tinned chopped tomatoes
  • White sugar
  • Chickpeas (tinned)
  • Kidney beans (tinned)
  • Dried fruit and nuts
Fresh Food/Short shelf life


  • Cucumber
  • Bananas
  • Lemons
  • Leeks
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Oranges
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Courgettes
  • Fresh ginger
Herbs and Spices


  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Za’atar
  • Cardamom
  • Turmeric
  • Chilli flakes
  • Curry leaves
  • Whole Chillis
  • Star Anise
  • Bay leaves



  • Washing up liquid
  • Bin bags (strong)
  • Plastic gloves
  • Disinfectant spray
  • Cling Film

Warehouse and Office Needs:

  • Strong eco-friendly/biodegradable bin bags
  • Orange tape
  • Brown parcel tape
  • Permanent markers




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