We are now one week away from the Social Work Action Network convoy to Calais. On the day we will drop our materials at the drop site, and then join the local campaign groups and refugees in a demonstration against their inhumane treatment.
Travel details for Saturday 17 October delegation to Calais are as follows:
You will be able to meet others from the delegation in the Eurotunnel carpark in Folkestone after check-in.
There are plans for a send off from Dover activists who are planning an antiracist day of action in the town on the day. Groups in Calais need cash in particular. You can either bring this in Euros or, if you wish, send this in advance to Stand Up To Racism who will transfer it (that way we will save on the costs of money transfer). We will post up the bank account details for SUTR over the weekend.
This is a large convoy event. There is no obvious reason for the police to stop and question cars and vans going to the continent. But give yourself plenty of time at Dover and the train station in case they want to ask what you have on board!
Over the weekend we will post up final directions - but if you have emailed ahead you should be traveling 'in convoy' once you disembark and just need to follow the designated lead cars!
Please bring SWAN banners, or local community, campaign , trade union banners for the demo.