Young Neighbours collect £500 worth of goods for refugees.

Last Sunday, young Jews and Muslims joined together to collect more than £500 worth of essential items for refugees sleeping rough in Calais.

The initiative marked the launch of a new project, Young Neighbours, created by The Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE) and the Al-Khoei Foundation to bring together 17-22 year old Muslims and Jews to provide practical support for asylum seekers and refugees.

Shoppers at Camden Sainsbury’s were asked to add an extra item onto their shopping list for refugees sleeping rough in Northern France. The goods will be delivered to France this Friday where it will be distributed by ‘Care4Calais’.

“The initiative is underpinned by a desire to help refugees”, said Dor Barak, JCORE’s Campaigns Coordinator. “There is significant common ground on which interfaith collaboration can occur. It was amazing to see that when asked to help, the London community can respond in such an overwhelmingly positive manner.”

Fatima Khoei from the Al-Khoei Foundation added that “it was wonderful to see the extent of people’s generosity and how warmly they welcomed the idea. The volume of donations exceeded my expectations.”

Anyone wishing to take part in future Young Neighbours initiatives should contact JCORE on