Volunteers are praised for their work with refugees

Tim and Esther OConnor receive award for Calais refugee camp work
Tim and Esther OConnor receive award for Calais refugee camp work

Two local residents of Glasgow South, Tim and Esther O’Connor, were today recognised and thanked in Parliament for their voluntary work supporting vulnerable people in the camps in Calais.

Stewart McDonald, MP for Glasgow South, and the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, commended Mr and Mrs O’Connor who visited the camps in Calais and have volunteered to help ease the situation for people there, particularly young children.

Between 7,000 and 10,000 migrants and refugees live in the Jungle amid squalid conditions.

Commenting, Stewart McDonald MP said: “It is fantastic to see the Southside so passionate about providing crucial voluntary support to the people of Calais. The efforts of Mr and Mrs O’Connor are truly remarkable, and it is quite right we recognise them and all volunteers for all their vital work.

“Without the support of volunteers, such as Mr and Mrs O’Connor, many helpless people, including young children, would have been left isolated and may not have been given a voice.”