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Saturday, 19 April 2014

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Aid sought for crisis-hit Syria

A CONTAINER of aid is on its way from Cumbria to crisis-hit Syria – and the team behind it is appealing for goods to fill the next one.

Bootle Refugee Aid Cumbria UK (Bracuk) arranged for the container filled with clothes and supplies for children to be sent out, and it will arrive in early January.

Bracuk has been working with Edinburgh Aid to send the container, and representatives from the organisation will distribute the aid when it arrives. It is hoped that Bracuk’s Joan Capp will join them in Syria to help out.

Joan is now inviting people to fill a second container by donating warm clothing and blankets that will be used by refugee children in the winter months. Baby and children’s shoes are also being sought, in addition to powdered baby milk.

Founded in 1991, Bracuk is made up of four women from Bootle – Joan, Pat Kaye, Jean Hughes and Gina Cookson – who work voluntarily to raise funds and deliver aid.

Bracuk is also appealing for any local residents who could offer their home as a collection centre for donated goods.

Donations can be made to Joan Capp, Bracuk, Hycemoorside House, Bootle Station, Millom, Cumbria LA19 5XG. Or ring 01229 718248.

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