A KEIGHLEY man will again travel to Calais and Dunkirk this month to take aid to homeless migrants.

Sajjad Sadiq, of Knowle Park, will head for the Continent for a weekend on November 24 with his sons Mohsin and Sohail, driving a van-load of donated goods. These will include warm clothes, tents, blankets and tinned food.

Mr Sadiq explained hundreds of displaced migrants were sleeping rough around Calais and Dunkirk, dealing with squalid living conditions and harassment from the police.

“It’ll be a hectic weekend trip, but it will be worth it,” he added. “We’ve had donations already but we’re campaigning for more items which will help people stay alive as the weather gets colder.

“We’re asking for the following: rucksacks, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, coats, jumpers, hats, gloves, new underwear and shoes/boots. Food and toiletries are also needed.”

People wanting to provide aid can call Mr Sadiq on 07879 545565 or visit his Facebook page for more details.

Mr Sadiq also runs the Hainworth Wood Community Kitchen, which operates once a month in Keighley.

He said its latest session on Sunday November 4 had been very successful, adding the kitchen had received a £250 donation from the Co-op.

He said: “We’d like to convey our heartfelt thanks to Marie and Greg from the Wilsden and Broomhill Co-op stores respectively for providing the breakfast at our latest kitchen and the cheque for £250.

“Also, a big thank you to Elspeth and Ellen from Hainworth Wood Community Centre, and everyone who attended to make it a memorable day.”