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Closed 30/11/2021

raised of £700 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £775 to Help Sandra return to Lesbos to give acupuncture to refugees

    Funded on Tuesday, 30th November 2021

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    I was in Lesbos for over 3 weeks in August, giving acupuncture to refugees. During this time, I gave 145 treatments to 35 people. Many of the symptoms were acute, requiring daily treatments. Thanks to this intensity of treatment, we achieved a great reduction in pain levels and trauma symptoms.

    The living conditions inside the Lesbos refugee camp are totally inhumane and this doesn't give anyone an opportunity to heal from the many traumas experienced in their home countries and in the terrible journeys that brought them to Greece. Living here is constantly re-traumatising refugees who are living in tents in 40o heat, without running water, in an unhealthy dusty and uneven terrain that not even able-bodied people can navigate with ease.

    There is no trauma or holistic care available to refugees apart from a single organisation founded by my amazing friend Fabiola Velasquez. Often, she is the only person offering help that aims not only to relief physical symptoms, but to offer a safe space where refugees can feel human again after all the indignities they are subjected to on a daily basis. I was touched by every person I met in August and I feel called to go again and offer my time, skills, and humanity to show refugees that we do care and that they're not alone.

    Please help me get there.

    One day, it could be us or our loved ones in need of refuge and humane treatment. Let's plant the seeds of love and compassion so we can harvest this later.

    Much love and gratitude,



    Sandra Arbelaez

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      • Charlie Stokes

        Charlie Stokes

        Oct 27, 2021

        Amazing, vital work Sandra


      • Annette


        Oct 1, 2021

        Love you Stabby! 😘😘


      • LCR


        Sep 29, 2021


      • With Thanks

        With Thanks

        Sep 28, 2021

        Keep up the great work

      • Gloria Else

        Gloria Else

        Sep 28, 2021

        They are blessed to have you Sandra. Keep up the great work 🙏🏼


      • Anonymous


        Sep 28, 2021


      • Anonymous


        Sep 28, 2021


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      Sandra Arbelaez

      Sandra Arbelaez

      Sandra has been a therapist since 2000. She has trained in Massage, Reiki, Acupuncture, Ear and scalp Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and has an MSc in Oriental Medicine. Sandra always wants to help those who most need it. She lives and works in Bristol.

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