What can YOU do for Syria? Please read.

I’m going to make this short and sweet, and I’m not going to go into the politics of Syria.

There are people there, who need help. Urgently. So whether you agree or disagree on the politics, please do something for the people there who need your donations.

There is a charity called Hand in hand for Syria, and they are organising “The Big Aid Drop for Syria” which is happening TOMORROW (31st August) across the UK.

Please get involved. You can find locations across the UK (click on the links in the last paragraph) where you can take physical or financial donations. These are the things they are collecting and need people to donate:

  • Baby milk (up to 6 months of age)
  • Nappies and baby wipes
  • Children’s school materials e.g. books, pencils, writing pads
  • Women’s hygiene products
  • Bandages and dressings
  • Non-prescription medicines e.g. pain killers, allergy medicines, laxatives, simple creams
  • Children’s winter boots
  • Baby clothes (new only)
  • Medical equipment
  • Winter blankets or duvets (clean and ‘as new’)
  • Money (online or via collection points)

I know that most of the people who read this blog are women, and the vast majority are mothers, so I’m hoping you will be moved enough by what is on the list to realise that it’s women and children who need our help, and to dip your hand in your pocket or to volunteer your time tomorrow.

I will be helping at the Surbiton drop (not my closest, but a friend is organising it).

Please, please share this information. Find your closest location. Offer your help. Take items along to your local drop. Give money. If I can go by train with a 6 year old and a 9 month old on my own, with my donations on the buggy to help out tomorrow, then you can do something too.

Bab el-Hawa campPhoto credit: image courtesy of Jack Hill


3 Responses

  1. Spinalienne says:

    Oh thank you for this post Franglaise Mummy- I have been so moved by the atrocities in Syria and have been feeling so powerless… so your post come at the perfect time. I have really been enjoying your blog and recognise myself in a lot of what you say – our lives have followed similar patterns except that I am french, I live in London, I am married to an english gentleman and I have a franglaise one year old daughter 🙂

    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Thanks, if we all do a little bit and join that altogether then that makes one big bit of help! I’m really glad you are enjoying the blog, thanks for commenting 🙂 I am starting a series soon of “Interview with….” and I am looking for French and British mums to participate, if you might be interested drop me a line at FranglaiseMummy@gmail.com

  1. 05/09/2015

    […] as just over 2 years ago I took her and her (then) 9 month old sister to help during The Big Aid Drop for Syria. It will be inimaginable to her that something we worked to help fix, 2 years ago, not only is […]

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