Like many the refugee crisis makes me angry and frustrated, so today I did something.
Learning of the appeal from Calais Action I took stuff to the collection point in Lincoln. This was not a great act of generosity, I decided to part with the stuff weeks ago. I got there at 10 o'clock, by then enough was piled up to fill the two large panel vans parked at the point.
Chatting with people there it was apparent they felt like I did, frustrated, helpless to stop suffering on such a large scale. There was also anger, directed at a government that refused to help. A government that labels all on the move as migrants and chancers. Reports suggest that 80% of people on the move are not migrants, they are refugees, fleeing danger.
I hope a the vans moving to Dover, and on to Calais this weekend send the message to Cameron, Osbourne and May that they are not like us, Britons do care and we do try to help.