Bonded through the experience

We are all human.

Being involved in the refugee volunteer programme in Calais has taught me a lot. It gave me a first-hand opportunity to experience and see the situation in Calais for myself. I was both moved and inspired by the people I met.

Listening to their stories, playing football, sharing food together  - it was a great reminder that we are all human - something I personally felt got lost in all the noise of news stories and external influences.

I also really enjoyed the experience of being with the other volunteers - we were a mixed group, different in age, gender, backgrounds -  strangers brought together with the same goal, to volunteer.

We genuinely bonded through the experience - sharing laughter and tears. The friendships I formed over that short weekend - will stay with me, and we are already planning our next trip out.

We genuinely bonded through the experience.

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