Chelmsford welcomes new residents from Afghanistan and offers help

August 24, 2021 11:05 PM

Appeal for help for Afghans

Chelmsford has welcomed five families who have escaped the chaos in Afghanistan. They are sponsored by the UK Government, as part of the project to relocate people who have worked to help keep British troops safe.

Said Lib Dem Leader of Chelmsford City Council, Stephen Robinson, "I am happy to welcome these new families and I've been overwhelmed by the kind offers of support from residents of Chelmsford. The staff at their temporary location have been fantastic in providing all food and other essentials. The Red Cross emergency response team have been on site supporting them.

"They have met with the local faith community, who can help them settle in too. They appear to like what they've seen of Chelmsford so far."
A support network has been setup involving the Red Cross, the Chelmsford Centre for Supporting Voluntary Action and the Chelmsford Muslim Society. They are asking for donations of:
  • Nappies, milk (not powder) and clothes for babies (not children's clothes at the moment)
  • Toys for children
They can be dropped off:
  • at Hamptons Sports & Leisure, Tydemans, Beehive Lane, Great Baddow, CM2 9FH
  • on 26th and 27th August 1pm to 3pm
If you want to help in the Chelmsford community, you can sign up as a volunteer
If you'd like to make a donation to help the Red Cross work in Afghanistan you can do so here: