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Thank you, thank you and thank you to all the many, many people who have shared our page, been in touch with us and made donations already to our fundraising page to help us begin the rebuild. The response of solidarity has been absolutely overwhelming, both online and in the camp.

The bitter cold wind and snow did not stop us or those waiting for our arrival for the clear-up day. A hot cup of coffee in a family’s isobox. Making sure everyone was wrapped up warm. A quick team meeting in the woman’s space (our temporary HQ) and we went out to put out the call to meet for an energizing morning dance party – adults and kids joined us to dance the ramsamsam, Macarena and hokey kokey before getting to work clearing the ruins. Reusable material was salvaged and kept to one side. Other remnants were divided up to share out to be used for fire wood. The camp declined the use of the army machinery to help with the task as they did not want to have to cut holes in our rainbow fence, so instead we shovelled by hand. Elsewhere onsite meetings have began to discuss plans for the new building. Watch this space