Local organisation Chorleywood4Refugees set up a pop up café at the station to raise funds for Safe Passage. The mission, co-ordinated by Rachel Lesiter, which took place for 5 days in the week of World Refugee Day (20 June), involved children from all three Chorleywood primary schools.
“We set up between 6.30am and 8.30am every day and offered commuters hot drinks, muffins, croissants and home-made cakes for donations!” says Rachel. “OUr grand total over five days was £3012! The atmosphere was amazing and especially welcome with all the negativity at the moment. We wanted it to be about the village uniting to help – we are all in this together.
The children walked down the hill to greet people and caught them as they came out of the tunnel – nobody could escape! These kids are our future and they definitely have the right attitude about refugees.”
Photos © Brigitte Bott Photography