Please Note
Changes to RoAF Activities

Owing to the restrictions concerning social distancing during the new lockdown period, the RoAF team in Horley has decided to suspend all their person to person activities until the new year. This includes aid collections, packing at Horley, the clothing deposit boxes and warehousing activities at Billingshurst.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND OR BRING SHOEBOXES OR ANY OTHER ITEM TO HORLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.
DO NOT SEND THEM BY POST OR PARCELFORCE EITHER PLEASE.


We are not able to receive donations of goods (including shoeboxes) at present.
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Our Billingshurst warehouse will be closed on Saturdays also until further notice.
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Our 24/7 deposit boxes cannot be emptied during this period - please do not use them.

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We hope if the law allows to send a lorry in January 2021.

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Items for your attention …

Packing for Romania

~ The packing team in Horley normally meets from 1:30 to 3:30 on Friday afternoons at Horley Baptist Church building which is on Court Lodge Road, RH6 8RG, opposite the shopping parade. The team does not meet on Good Friday or on the Fridays during the Christmas and New Year seasons and usually takes a break throughout August, resuming activities on the first Saturday of September.

~ If you are able to prepare Christmas shoe boxes this year please arrange for your boxes to be at Horley on or before Friday 20th November or Billingshurst on 21st November. Thank you again for your continuing support.

~ The Billingshurst warehouse is open between 09:30 and 12:30 each Saturday – deliveries at other times are strictly by appointment only. The warehouse is not normally open on Saturdays during August or over the Christmas and New Year period.

~ The clothes collection boxes at St Francis’s Church in Horley and at our warehouse in Billingshurst are open 24-7 as usual. However, collections from these boxes will be subject to local restrictions; please do not leave items outside these boxes.

~ The south Wales teams’ normal activities continue, in so far as current restrictions allow.

Please remember to check our Priority Items list before donating items for Romania. For up-to-date information please contact your local co-ordinators.

Please do not send prescription medicines. These drugs are potentially dangerous if misused. AN does not have the expertise or the legal authority to distribute them safely and local pharmacies cannot accept them. Disposal becomes a serious problem and they are a waste of precious load space. Non-prescription medicines, vitamins, energy drinks and unused items such as bandages or syringes are still acceptable.

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Lorry Programme

The most recent departures were
– mid July from Billingshurst
– mid October from Lampeter and Swansea

The next departures are being planned for:
– from Lampeter and Swansea – late March 2021
– from Billingshurst – late January 2021
The lorry departure programme is subject to alteration at short notice.. Planned departure dates are subject to any travel restrictions that may be applied in the countries through which the trucks must travel.

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Published, 10 Nov 2015: Page updated, 02 Nov 2020