“I am a mum of four amazing grown up children, one slightly bonkers but very adorable dog and two cats, one of which regularly defecates on anything of value to me.
In September 2015, myself along with a few others, founded People in Motion. I visited the refugee camp in Calais and was compelled to do more to help. My job with PIM is pretty much everything. With a lot of help from the team I manage the day to day running of the charity as well as co-ordinate volunteers and identify need/action aid and volunteer in the camps.
I feel so grateful to be working with such amazing and resilient individuals who despite losing their homes, lives and the people they love, remain proud and humbled. Even though my entire life revolves around People in Motion and the people we help, I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything different.”
“I am one of the co-founders of People in Motion, I got involved because I couldn’t just sit back and do nothing about the refugee crisis! So in October 2015 drove to Calais with my mum, and it went from there. I have not looked back and spend most of free time trying to do anything that will help in anyway.
I volunteer in the camps delivering aid to those who are most vulnerable. I spend a lot of time fundraising, raising awareness, co-coordinating volunteers, liaising with people/organisations on the ground and general coordination of People in Motion with the help of our amazing team. I get to work with and meet with so many volunteers in this role, I enjoy it so much even if it does send you a little crazy. “
Alan Hood (and Tigger)
I’m Alan Hood, and, ably assisted by my loyal golden retriever Tigger, I’ve been helping pack aid on Saturday mornings for about three years now.
I got involved with People in Motion because it was a charity that I could see at every stage of their work – there’s no abstraction, I know the people who take the aid that I pack, and drive it to the camps or distribution depots, and hear the first-hand stories of the impact it has.
Many people ask themselves “it’s all so complex a problem, what can one person do?” – for me, the answer is to turn up, pack clothes into boxes, and have a cuppa after three hours of time well spent.