Refugee Aid Côte d’Azur
In September 2015 Refugee Aid Côte d’Azur, a local Facebook group, was created with the aim of providing aid to refugees. In collaboration with a local School, les Trois Collines, a request went out to parents of both schools for winter clothing and other essential items which would help alleviate the deplorable conditions which the refugees face during the coming winter. No-one could have forecast the response to this appeal. For two days a group of devoted volunteers from both schools sorted tons of clothes etc. onto 21 pallets which had been provided by sponsors. These went directly to Antibes Yacht Chandler which organised the delivery of the donations to Paris and, subsequently, by lorry to Iraq. On Friday 13th November a sale of hot chocolate and cakes was organised at Mougins School which raised 500€ for Refugee Aid. Those clothes which are not appropriate for Iraq have been donated to the Chain of Hope. This is an Association which organises medical aid in France for children from Africa. These children are cared for by host families. Once again, a stunning response from families at Mougins School to the needs of those less fortunate.