The horror of what is happening in Syria has shocked the world this week - and people across Britain have been doing their best to help.

Omar Sharif, the south division manager for International Humanitarian Relief UK was at Crown Farm in Eton Wick on Saturday afternoon, where the owners of the builders' yard there are allowing the premises to be used as a centre for volunteers to pack containers with the contributions.

A team of volunteers on Saturday were busy loading giant containers with provisions headed for the East London Docks.

Mr Sharif said: "We are sending 25 tons of contributions today, 25 tons went last week and we hope 25 to 50 will go next week.

"People have been donating the right things, chickpeas, rice, tinned tuna, flour and pasta that will keep while it is transported. Warm blankets are also important."

Enthusiastically helping with the packing at Crown Farm was 18-year-old Fintan McKillop, who has been helping his father at the builder's yard before heading off to Cambridge University.

There were two collection points in Slough on Saturday one at Diamond Road Mosque and the other at Slough Central Mosque in Stoke Poges Lane.

Another container will be loading this Saturday.

People from all over the UK have been donating to UK 4 Syria, with vans bringing aid from Birmingham, Oxford and Luton.