St Albans Herts Belles WI renovate caravan to send to Calais refugee camp

Emma Golding putting finishing touches on the caravan - photo courtesty of Penny Carr

Emma Golding putting finishing touches on the caravan - photo courtesty of Penny Carr - Credit: Archant

Members of the WI have swapped crafts and baking for building tools and a paint brush to help transform a caravan for the refugee camp in Calais.

The caravan before

The caravan before - Credit: Archant

Herts Belles St Albans WI, have rolled up their sleeves and spent hours renovating a caravan for a refugee family to use.

The caravan was donated by two women outside of the area, and the Herts Belles have got to work stripping the interior and making it safe.

Emma Golding, 24, of Folly Lane, is a member of the Herts Belles and helped to organise the renovation.

It comes as part of a wider project run by St Albans resident, Dave King, called Jungle Canopy. She said: “I saw Dave’s message on Facebook and I thought it would be a great idea and it went from there.

The Herts Belles WI spent months renovating the caravan - photo courtesty of Penny Carr

The Herts Belles WI spent months renovating the caravan - photo courtesty of Penny Carr - Credit: Archant

“Because the WI is a charity we can’t specifically do any fundraising so we saw this as a perfect opportunity to do our bit and offer our creative skills where they’re needed most.”


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