Things have moved on a long way since August, when we publicised the collaborative outreach work for the Calais migrants on both sides of the Channel. Early on in this crisis Westminster Justice and Peace was contacted by Marian Hopkins of Our Lady and St Vincent Parish Potters Bar, who asked how one might send funds. No easy mechanism existed then, and we phoned Secours Catholique (Caritas France) in Calais for bank details. Marian pursued the matter, and 5 weeks later she has told us that her parish has raised £4,233.76 in a collection for Calais migrants, and the money has been transferred to Secours Catholique! Please email us if you want to raise money for this appeal and need assistance on international bank transfers.
Congratulations to Marian and all the parishioners of Potters Bar! Continue reading