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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.
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.
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)
- Medical equipment
- Winter blankets (clean and 'as new')
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.