"Stay strong. Never give up."

To someone in Calais, hoping to find refuge in the UK...

"Well done for how far you have travelled. You are an inspiration to all. I'm sure the journey has been rough but I believe you can carry on and make it the whole way. Your life will get better and your journey towards refuge will be accomplished. I wish you all the best. Stay strong. I hope this bag helps you. Never give up."

Yesterday a team of 16/17 year olds from the National Citizen Service came to volunteer at DRS. They made up packs for Calais, including a personal message like the one above, helped sort toys and loaded a van headed to Calais driven by superhero, Máirtin Ó Grádaigh!

They will be joining us again tomorrow. We are soooo grateful to them for choosing us and for all they have done!