FOUR student Paramedics from the University of Worcester will volunteer at a refugee camp on the French coast this summer.

The team is hoping to raise as much money as they can for medical supplies to take and want the public to help by donating clothing and toiletries.

Grace Millington, of Drakes Broughton, Pershore, who has spearheaded the idea, said: “It’s a chance to use our skills to help people.

“I feel like places like these need more help and we don’t realise how lucky we are.

“I thought it would be good to go over there and help out and also experience it and see what’s happening over there for ourselves.

“It’s also going to expand on our skills as paramedics.”

Grace, along with fellow students Lucy Foulkes, 21, Casey Jane, 20, and Georgia Poulton, 20, will spend five days in early August volunteering at a camp in Calais with FAST (First Aid Support Team), an organisation made up of health professionals working across Calais and Dunkirk.

To raise funds, the second year students will be doing a fundraising walk along the length of the Malvern Hills wearing a heavy paramedic’s Basic Life Support (BLS) bag, on Monday, June 17.

The students are asking the public to sponsor their efforts or donate unwanted items, such as clothing, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, plasters and toiletries.

There are two drop-off places to donate items; a box at the Hangar building at Worcester Students’ Union and another at the haematology ward (Laurel 3) at the Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

To sponsor the walk or donate, log on to to find a list of supplies they are asking people to donate.