People from across Hampshire are doing all they can to help Europe’s refugee crisis .

Fleet resident Tegan Marlow has organised an event to collect donations for refugees in Calais this Saturday.

Volunteers will be at Fleet Methodist Church in Reading Road South from 10am-4pm to accept donations.

“The event has all come together over social media and through tons of incredible community support and people pulling together,” said Tegan.

“I know that a lot of people in Fleet have wanted to do something to help the refugees in Calais, but nothing has been happening so now is your chance to give.

“The lovely people at the Methodist Church have said we can use their hall to collect donations so come along and drop off any unwanted items you may have.”

Items desperately needed include men’s trainers or hiking boots, tents, travel bags, socks, men’s coats, waterproof clothing, candles or torches with batteries and toiletries.

At the same time, Lynsey Nowik will be collecting donations for the Winter Clothes Appeal for women and children in camps in the Middle East, where vulnerable people are already dying of hypothermia.

Meanwhile, prompted by the devastating photograph of three-year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach in Turkey, a group of women across the border in Surrey and Berkshire have joined forces to help raise funds and collect supplies in support of Syrian refugees.

Having never previously met, the five women the Camberley and Maidenhead areas are all members of local ‘Gossip Girls’ networking groups, and have now united under the Gossip Girls for Refugees banner.

The team, which is supporting Syria Relief and the Migrant Offshore Aid Station, attracted more than 1,300 supporters on Facebook in just a few days.