As Deputy Town Mayor I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated so generously to my appeal for the refugees living in such dreadful conditions in the camp at Calais.

I could hardly believe it as people staggered into the town hall with huge bags full of all kinds of things, from tents and sleeping bags to tooth brushes and flannels.

Everyone was so generous.

It was particularly moving to see children bringing their toys and adding them to the pile.

A big thank-you also to all the Town Hall Staff for their support and the organisers of the arts and crafts market for giving me the free use of a stall.

Everything will be sorted, packed and delivered by members of Churches together in Tewkesbury when they return from their current delivery run.

Cllr Peggy Clatworthy