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Guernsey Ports appeal for aid for people in the Caribbean

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Guernsey Ports are appealing to islanders to donate items to help people in the Caribbean who've been affected by the hurricanes.

A collection point has opened today (Thursday) and will be open daily between 6am and 10pm at Guernsey Harbours Marina Office on Albert Pier.

Islanders with donations are asked to check-in at the Marina Office on arrival.

Guernsey Ports are asking for the following essential items.

  • Water purification tablets
  • Tinned food (fish, vegetables, meat)
  • Rope
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic sheeting/tarpaulin
  • Nails
  • Hammers
  • Wood saws
  • Candles
  • Metal cooking pots/containers
  • Tin openers
  • First aid kits

Once they have collected a sufficient amount of items, they will be shipped to St Helier. Then the Ports of Jersey will make arrangements to have the donated goods taken to Guadeloupe and transferred onto the affected regions.

We are delighted to be able to support the appeal. Although the Caribbean is a long way away from Guernsey, there are many islanders with links out there either through business, family or friends. The pictures we have seen in the media are shocking and the devastation is simply horrifying. Please donate items as per the list which will assist in the Caribbean islanders to rebuild their communities.

– Harbour Master, Captain Chad Murray

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