Canned food encouraged at entry to Kirkcudbright’s Humanitarian Hoolie

A Humanitarian Hoolie is on the cards next Friday night when Kirkcudbright will stage a night of musical entertainment in support of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Sixth year students from Kirkcudbright Academy are joining a Dumfries support group called Massive Outpouring of Love (MOOL) in a bid to raise funds for refugee families, fleeing the devastation of Syria and caught up in the French port of Calais.

People from in and around the Stewartry have also been getting stuck in with the rest of the region, Scotland and indeed the UK, by organising collections of urgent supplies for refugee families stuck at the port. The town’s garages have been used for storage, locals have transported loads in their own cars and everyone has come together, from all political and religious backgrounds, combining their efforts for one aim – to help the humanitarian crisis which is on their doorstep.

The ‘Humanitarian Hoolie’ will take place on Friday 25 September, from 6-11pm, in the newly refurbished Cochran Hall, and invites local families and individuals to an evening of musical entertainment. Lost Wasp Records present the Razorbills, Freefall, The Cracked Man, Emma McNeill, The Lounge-Punk Blues of Richard I-Paint and Susi Woodmass. Food is being served and people are invited to bring their own bottle with the evening also including some generous raffle prizes.

Entry is ticketed and people are being asked to donate some canned food in ring pull cans to include anything apart from meat products. Tickets are available from Kirkcudbright Picture Framers and Galloway Lodge in Gatehouse and are priced at £20 for a family, £8 for an adult and £5 for a child.

All proceeds will be donated to D&G Refugee Action, set up by MOOL in Dumfries, which is ensuring shipments of clothes, bedding and food is transported from Dumfries to Calais on a regular basis.

More information on the region wide Collection Hubs can be found on the Facebook group Massive Outpouring Of Love - D&G Refugee Action.