Calais migrants – organisations offering support

Following the situation regarding migrants, here is information about how churches/organisations are helping.

Seeking Sanctuary

Seeking Sanctuary is a small local charity working with Secours Catholique in Northern France to provide basic necessities for the migrants in Calais. Many churches and other organisations across Kent are already assisting them with their efforts. There is more information on their website about their work and how people can support them through the donation of humanitarian aid. Please visit:

Collection at Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Cathedral will be holding a series of collections for the charity over the coming weeks.

There will be collections at the congregational table near the south door in the Cathedral after services on: Sunday 30th August and Sunday 3rd September.

They will also be receiving donations outside Cathedral House on: Saturday 29th August from 4.30pm-6pm and Thursday 3rd September 10am-12noon.

If you would like to help, useful items are:

Jeans (size 32 and 34 waist),
Blankets and sleeping bags,
Toiletries for both men and women,
Books and games,
Religious books including Bibles,
Cooking Utensils.