Stockport Council – Appeal for Local Residents to Donate to Syria Relief

Stockport Council is joining forces with Syria Relief charity in a bid to encourage residents to donate any spare tins of food and toiletries they may have to support the more than 12 million Syrian people who are in need.

Syria Relief has a solid network of committed management and logistics staff on the ground inside Syria, striving to deliver humanitarian aid in hard-to-reach rural areas, as well as heavily populated and even some besieged areas.

Items needed include:

  • Canned Food: Fish, Beans, Sweetcorn, Fruit, Dates, Peanut Butter, Margarine, Water
  • Bedding: Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Sleeping Mats, Tents
  • Hygiene Kits: Shampoo, Soap, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Towels, Sanitary Pads
  • First Aid Kits: Pain Killer, Plasters, Sanitizers, Mosquito Protection Cream

Please note that donations of clothing and shoes are not desired.

Additionally, GLO Church in Offerton is coordinating the Project Paddington across Stockport and Greater Manchester. The Project Paddington aims to encourage children to donate a clean teddy with a kind message to send to a refugee child who has fled the war in Syria.

Residents can drop off their donations and teddy bears at the Stockport Town Hall reception, Edward Street, Stockport, SK1 3XE, from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Councillor Sue Derbyshire, Leader at Stockport Council, said: “The Council is delighted to be embarking on this partnership with Syria Relief. More than half the population of Syria has been displaced and affected by a brutal civil war, so I’m urging our local residents to donate and support those in need.”

For a full list of items needed to be donated visit Syria Relief – Refugee Crisis Appeal.

For more information on the Project Paddington, please visit their website.

 

Read More: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/newsroom/syriareliefdonation

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