Kippen Families Efforts to Support Refugees

The current refugee situation is extremely distressing and so often we feel helpless to do anything about it, however there are things that we can do in Kippen right now. Two of our Kippen Primary School families are taking action and they would appreciate your support.


 Murray & Gregor’s Family – September Challenges for Doctors of The World UK Appeal

Refugees are living in appalling conditions including many unaccompanied children. Many lack essentials such as safe drinking water, adequate food, sanitation and proper shelter. ‘Doctors of the World’ is the only charity providing medical help on the ground in Calais however their valuable work is not sustainable without further funding for the urgent medical and basic humanitarian needs that exist in Calais at the moment.

Whilst politicians over the world discuss what needs done about the refugee crisis there are human beings needing humanitarian aid NOW! Doctors of the World UK urgently need more funding to continue this work.

As a family we have decided to do what we can to help raise funds for Doctors of the World by taking part in several ‘September Challenges’ including ‘50 mile triathlon in a month’ , ‘ no sugar for a month’, ‘no X-box for a month’ ‘no beard shaving for a month’, climbing Ben Lomond, writing a book etc. …. ( more ideas being added all the time J )

We would be grateful if you would visit our fundraising page and support us if you can.

Thank you.

*no human is illegal*


Alfie’s Family   –   Collection for Refugees

There will be a convoy of vehicles leaving Scotland for Calais later this month with essential items for the refugees. We are collecting for this locally in Kippen and will drop at the pick up points. We are collecting clothes, toiletries, camping equipment etc. We need donations before 26th September. Please contact Katie Goodall on 07933350492  for further details.

You can drop off items at school on Thursday 24th September or Friday 25th September and Katie will collect them from here.

Tents Soap Shoes – all types and sizes
Sleeping bags Shampoo Jackets/waterproofs
Candles or other lighting Toothpaste Hoodies
Blankets Toothbrushes Travelling bags
Plastic bags Wipes Socks
Plastic storage tubs with lids Toiletry bags Belts
Litter pickers Nappies Trousers
Wooden pallets etc Hats
Canvas sheets Scarves
Baby carriers/slings/wraps Gloves
And any other items that could be of help Underwear


We would be grateful for any support you can give.

Thank you


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