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Charity Collections

POLIS Charity Collections

During the year, POLIS staff organise a number of charitable activities such as the Macmillan Coffee morning and Comic Relief. Last Christmas we asked for donations of clothes and practical items for CalAid, a charity which supports the refugees currently living in the refugee camps in Calais. 

During Michaelmas term, volunteers from POLIS (students and staff) made weekend trips to Calais to take donated items and provide practical assistance in the refugee camps, as part of CUCRAG (Cambridge University Calais Refugee Action Group). There are approximately 6000 refugees living in the makeshift camp, relying on charitable donations.


CUCRAG team sorting donations in Calais

If you would like to be more involved, or find out more please contact Lydia Mizon in the POLIS office

Thank you for your support