Your abandoned Glastonbury wellies have gone to help the Calais migrants

The festival has also sent 2000 unused rain ponchos and first aid kits to the camp

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Glastonbury-goers always abandon hundreds of wellies after the festival but this year, your boots are winging their way over to Calais to help the migrants.

Living up to the name Worthy Farm, the redistribution idea will see more than 500 pairs of wellies, 2,000 new rain ponchos and some first aid kits taken to those sleeping in the camp known as the Jungle just outside the French port.

Glastonbury's Liz Clegg came up with the plan and has joined forces with French charity Association Salem, which distributes food and clothes to the migrants.

 

Glastonbury has a history of raising money for important causes, with Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid and nearly 100 other charities receiving funds up to £2 million last year.

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