South West sends aid to Syrian refugees

The goods will go to refugees in Greece

Hundreds of boxes of warm clothes, food supplies, toiletries, nappies, and other basic essentials have been loaded into a container in Saltash this weekend, bound for the Greek island of Lesbos.

The consignment of humanitarian aid, donated by people around the south west and collected by the charity Open Hearts Open Borders is being delivered to refugees, many of whom have escaped conflict in Syria but are struggling to survive.

As winter approaches, blankets have been requested specifically. There's a shortage in refugee camps. They're being rationed to one per person, even for children and pregnant women. They can and will change lives.

This lorry load should reach its destination in three weeks, just as the weather starts to turn colder, when the supplies are needed most.

The lorry should arrive in three weeks