Posted: 04/09/2015 at 15:57
Re the concern expressed about the tragic refugee situation - I've just had a phone call from my son - he and a girlfriend are borrowing a van from work and filling it with blankets, nappies and dried foods and taking it all to Calais - he's been in touch with the charities working there and that's what they say they need - blankets in particular because the weather is getting colder.
He says he can't afford to help in any other way, but he can organise and he can drive. He's using Facebook etc, as well as connections of his church, to get stuff. I've said I'll make a donation to help pay for the diesel for the van or whatever else they need.
I'm sure there's people all over the country doing exactly the same.
His dad did the same some 25 years ago - only then it was Albania that needed the help.