Posted December 19, 2023
Donations welcomed – can you help?
Voluntary and community groups across Wealden are working together to help organise much needed donations for Afghan nationals who are eligible to settle in the UK due to their contribution to the UK campaign in Afghanistan. We have been provided with the following information.
“Crowborough Camp has been selected by the MOD as a site to temporarily accommodate Afghan Nationals who are eligible to settle in the UK due to their contribution to the UK campaign in Afghanistan. This means they have a legal right to live in the UK.”
“The pace at which we are now relocating people necessitates finding MOD accommodation across the country. We appreciate that this is a period of change into your area. It is important to note that those at Crowborough Camp are Eligible Persons who have a legal right to reside permanently in the UK because of their contribution to the UK campaign in Afghanistan. “
“All families are security checked before being accepted onto the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme. They have provided substantial evidence of their assistance to the UK efforts. When accommodated at sites, there is a contingent of military personnel also on site to care for the welfare and safety of the families.”
How you can help
Individuals and families being temporarily accommodated locally are in need of.
- Toys for children aged 1-7. There are currently no facilities to keep children entertained or engaged.
- Sport equipment/ toys for 8–16-year-olds. Again, there is currently nothing to keep children and young people occupied, things like scooters, cricket set, kites would be ideal. (kiting is the national sport of Afghanistan)
- Warm hats and gloves for all ages
- Prayer mats and Qurans.
If you would like to donate any of these items please contact
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Crowborough Community Church who are planning on being able to accept donations shortly
A government spokesperson said: “We owe a debt of gratitude to those brave Afghans who risked their lives working alongside our forces in support of the UK”.
Please help if you can.