Amnesty Youth Team Update

Amnesty Youth Team Update

I am extremely proud to report that in the run up to Christmas 2016, our resident Amnesty youth team rallied themselves to support the Saltash-based, humanitarian, refugee aid organisation ‘Open Hearts Open Borders’, following a very successful ‘Music for Action’ lunchtime performance in the College. We raised £150 and collected box upon box of donated tinned food for the shipment to Syria. With money in hand, our small band of committed human rights advocates headed down to Sainsburys in Torpoint and filled their trolleys with as much food and baby care essentials as their money could buy. In support of their efforts, the store manager even generously donated the youth team an additional £50 gift voucher which they added to the pot.

Two hundred pounds later and the group and I headed to Saltash, hoping to catch the last Syria-bound aid shipment to leave the South West for the next several months. Amazingly we arrived just in time, as a hard working human chain of volunteers loaded a truck with boxed food, clothing and toiletries. Determined to contribute to this show of compassion by local volunteers, our Amnesty youth team joined the human chain to help shift mountains of aid from the sorting depot to the awaiting truck. It has since been reported that NGOs in Syria have received our container of humanitarian aid and that it has been distributed to vulnerable Syrian refugees who so desperately need it. A massive congratulations to our TCC Amnesty youth team for their far reaching, humanitarian work. Well done!

Mr Isbell