Jacob’s Well appeal for Syrian refugees

The Jacob's Well appeal is looking to provide clothing for Syrian refugees in Macedonia.
The Jacob's Well appeal is looking to provide clothing for Syrian refugees in Macedonia.

A charity, which has a shop in Bridlington, is appealing for clothes to help the Syrian refugees in Macedonia.

Jacob’s Well Appeal, a charity based in the East Riding, helps to relieve suffering by delivering medical aid and equipment to third world countries.

The charity operates a shop next to Leisure World and is one of the collection points for the appeal.

Recently, Bridlington doctors Alistair and Margaret Robertson gave up their jobs at Practice 3 to work for Jacob’s Well.

Mrs Robertson, medical director for Jacob’s Well Appeal, said: “It is very distressing.

“These people have travelled from Syria with only what they can carry.

“Parents carrying their children struggle to bring even a change of clothing. One poor mother carried her 12 year old son with cerebral palsy as he was unable to walk by himself.

“Whatever your feelings about the migrant situation, these poor people are at risk of freezing to death in Macedonia.

“Their current situation must be very miserable and hard to endure. Those who have been forced to leave their homes because it is too dangerous to stay need our help.”

More than 10 000 people have left Syria every day last year, often walking thousands of miles through the rain and the snow in the hope of finding safety in countries like Germany and Sweden.

Jacob’s Well Appeal is planning to help the refugees get through the winter by sending out several tons of warm clothing and blankets.

Call 01482 881162 or visit the charity’s website www.jacobswellappeal.org for more information on how to support the charity’s work.