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Adam Bates

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£1,600raised of £1,500 target by 59 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,500 to provide food, clothes, dignity and empowerment to Lesvos refugees.

Lesvos, Greece
26 days to go

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EDIT: WE REACHED THE TARGET! £750 was raised to cover the initial goal of covering the cost of the hire car to get me to the camps. Now, it's all about getting the clothes and other essentials needed to keep people warm, dry and dignified as Winter approaches.

An emergency has been declared on the Greek island of Lesvos. Camps are overcapacity by many 1000s. Illness abounds, children have attempted suicide and people are dying. Conditions are inhumane and Winter is on its way.

NGOs and dedicated volunteers are doing amazing work, but much more support is needed to cope with the unprecedented numbers. As well as the basics - food, shelter, clothes - social support is needed. I'll be working with a team dedicated to empowering camp residents to solve their own problems, develop skills they want to improve and much more. Many of their volunteers are actually residents of the camp.

For me to be able to get to the camps and transport resources and other volunteers, I'll need a hire car. I've now been quoted €650 to hire a car for 6 weeks. Adding petrol costs to that gives us the present target.

As well as funds for this, we need to raise awareness. It's not in the news, but it needs to be. Please talk to people about it and share my updates at .

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    Page last updated on: 11/16/2019 10.43



    • Luci B

      Luci B

      Nov 16, 2019

      Thank you Adam for your compassion, and for actually doing something concrete to help.


    • Sarah Stow

      Sarah Stow

      Nov 16, 2019

      Well done Adam on helping, your story has really touched me and made me feel so sad with what is still going on over there. Good luck with the rest of your trip xx


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    • Bethan Waite

      Bethan Waite

      Nov 15, 2019

      You’re doing an amazing job Adam. Proud to know you.


    • Anonymous


      Nov 14, 2019

      Thank you Adam for doing such amazing work.

    • Orly Klein

      Orly Klein

      Nov 12, 2019

      Thank you for all your hard work

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    Adam Bates

    Adam Bates

    Lesvos, Greece

    I volunteered in Lesvos in 2015 for two weeks. After four years, I'm going back to help in any way I can. I'm a 30-year old founder and Exec Director of a not-for-profit company in Brighton, England called Ambigo, which is dedicated to strengthening community cohesion.

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