More across Portsmouth area join refugee aid effort

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DONATIONS are being sought by people keen to help refugees stranded in France and Germany.

Horndean-based business NA Curtain Walling is urging people to donate clothes, supplies and tents.

The aim is for the company to collect enough to fill one of its vans, which will then head for Munich, Germany, to pass on the city’s goodwill on to refugees there.

Robbie Welch, co-owner of the business, based at Unit 23, Highcroft Industrial Estate, in Enterprise Road, said: ‘I think it’s time that we give something back.

‘We have all got families – I have got two young children myself.

‘And seeing that image of that young Syrian boy that died is the thing that really struck home. It was horrible.’

Mr Welch, formerly of Portsea but who now lives in Chichester, said the company would be accepting donations until September 30.

The aim then would be to transport those across Europe to Germany.

The appeal comes at the same time that a church in Gosport launched its own aid bid.

Holy Trinity Church in Trinity Green is urging kind-hearted residents to donate goods for the refugees, as is takeaway Mama’s Baps, in 95 Forton Road, Gosport.

The church is open for donations, Monday-Friday, 1.30 to 3.30pm and on Saturday, 10am to 2pm.