The items residents have bought, collected and made will help some of the 23.5 million people in Iraq and Syria who are in need of charitable aid.
Almshouses residents raised money at their bring and share lunch to pay for the cost of transporting their bags of donations. The donations have now been delivered to the Croydon Minster where the aid will be transported by van to Syria and Iraq.
Residents at Whitgift House have been busy knitting squares which Almshouses residents have stitched together to make blankets for refugees to stay warm.
Almshouses residents commented: “We’ve made a lot of the items that we are sending over including handmade knitwear jumpers and blankets – we have even made tiny baby cardigans and booties.”
For more information on Samara’s Aid Appeal visit: www.samarasaidappeal.org