CREW FOR CALAIS FUNDRAISER
Thousands of people in the Calais and Dunkirk camps are without adequate shelter, in the middle of winter.
Crew for Calais is an initiative by companies and individuals in the theatre, production and entertainment industries to use their skills to build flatpack shelters for the refugee camps.
Things move fast on the ground so we’re trying to keep up and we’re putting on a fundraiser in just over a week! Slung Low have generously offered us the HUB and we’ll be there on Sunday 24th Jan at 5pm. Tickets are pay as you feel with all donations going to Crew for Calais and a Home for Winter.
We have the fantastic Dan Bye as compere, with Boff Whalley and Beccy Owen confirmed to offer some brilliant music. Writer and storyteller Matthew Bellwood will be crafting stories and we’ll have a fair few more to add to the bill as we confirm people’s availability. All offering their time and skills for your entertainment. We’ll probably make some kind of mulled something to keep us warm. There will be music. There will be stories. There will be blankets.
Shelters have already been constructed and more are being assembled. People are donating their time, workshops and skills to make this happen, but the materials cost money. Which is where this event comes in: to raise money to cover costs of construction and transport to northern france.
One of the reasons we set up this event was because we wanted to contribute to the effort but didn’t know how. If you are also wondering this, here is how you can help:
1) COME ALONG! This won’t be anything without an audience.
2) Got a 5-10 min act? We might have a slot for you.
3) Got tech skills? Crew for Calais and a Home for Winter are looking for people who can help NOW https://www.facebook.com/Crew-for-Calais-1517884661874846/?fref=ts
4) Can’t come to the fundraiser but want to donate?https://www.gofundme.com/j3kgjf6k and https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/crewingforcalais to donate online
There is a very limited capacity so to reserve a ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of tickets you wish to reserve and a contact telephone number.
Tickets will be “Pay What You Decide” which means you will pay the company AFTER the show.