5:52 pm, Sat 31 Aug 2013
People across the country are being urged to donate vital medical supplies, baby products and blankets to help the people of Syria. Donation points in Jedburgh and Newcastle are part of a network of drop off sites.
The big aid drop for Syria is collecting supplies for the people who've lived amongst fighting for more than two years. Julia Barthram reports.
2:17 pm, Sat 31 Aug 2013
Volunteers at the Newcastle University Mosque are part of a UK-wide call for donations to
Syria. They created a drop-off point for items such as baby milk, baby clothes and blankets.
The team from Newcastle University mosque will be sending donated items to Syria
Read more: what to donate and where to take it
11:10 am, Sat 31 Aug 2013
Organisers have released a list of suitable items, which could be donated to
Syria via a drop-off point in Newcastle. Baby milk (up to 6 months of age)
Nappies and baby wipes
Children's school materials (books, pencils, notebooks)
Women's hygiene products
Bandages and dressings
Non-prescription medicines (painkillers, allergy medicines, laxatives, simple creams)
Children's winter boots
Baby clothes (new only)
Winter blankets (clean and 'as new')
11:05 am, Sat 31 Aug 2013
Volunteers across the UK are opening their doors to create drop-off points for aid to be donated to Syria.
On Saturday and Sunday from 12-2pm items can be taken to the Newcastle University mosque on Kings Road. For a full list of collection points elsewhere, see the
Big Aid Drop website.