Glastonbury to donate discarded wellies to Calais migrants

Hundreds of wellington boots left behind at Glastonbury have been donated to migrants in Calais.

In a message initially posted by Emily Eavis on Twitter, Glastonbury said 50 pairs of "meticulously sized, paired and quality controlled" wellies were handed out by volunteers in the French port, along with 2,000 unused rain ponchos and first aid kids.

The idea to donate the discarded wellies was the idea of team member Liz Clegg, who worked with French charity Association Salam that organises the distribution of food and clothing.

The festival is also helping to set up a system where residents of the largest camp in Calais, nicknamed 'the Jungle' can manage the rubbish that accumulates there.

"The migrants in Calais are living in desperate conditions, and we're very pleased to be able to help support their basic humanitarian needs," Glastonbury said.

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