After just one week the SWAN convoy to Calais has surpassed all our expectations.
As the desperation of the refugees begins to lip from the headlines, and the complexities of how countries choose to offer asylum and to whom grow, the need to apply pressure onto and shame our leaders grows stronger. So far we have:
3 lorries coming from Wishaw, plus other cars from the Glasgow area.
A lorry from Leicester.
11 cars from Manchester.
Up to 10 cars from Liverpool.
A car each from Northern Ireland, Birmingham and West Yorkshire.
Several cars from across London.
The convoy will mainly take goods suitable for men in Calais. We will try to organise a container to get women's and children's goods to Greece - more details about this to follow.
If you are organising to join the convoy, or if your group has had a meeting about organising for the trip, why not write us a paragraph or two and send it to us to upload? Members across the UK and those based in France are looking for your tips!