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Weʼre raising £1,000 to help with the refugee crisis in Thessaloniki

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Later this month, I'm going to join the Help Refugees team for 4 weeks volunteering at the refugee camp in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.

There are currently around 16,000 refugees living in inadequate conditions there and as the bitter winter begins they need help more than ever to supply aid and run the warehouses that supply the 23 camps in the surrounding area.

As our government turns it's back on the migrant crisis it is our duty to show them that we care. Across the globe there is a worrying trend towards a form of politics that both neglects and at times vilifies those that are fleeing war and persecution in their country of origin. We may not be able to control this, but we can use our most basic human instinct - compassion - to help those in need whom have been failed by the state.

No more than £300 of the money I raise will be used towards my travel and accommodation. The primary purpose of this page is towards a donation to the warehouse which upholds the aid giving at the refugee camps.

Help me contribute to a cause that proves that the kindness of strangers is a bigger force to be reckoned with than the rise of anti-immigrant, neo-fascist governments. Many of us feel helpless at the moment, but we don't have to be.

WHY I'M DOING THIS
From a personal perspective I've decided that complaining about Brexit, Trump etc on Facebook to your own online 'bubble' isn't productive. I'm lucky enough to have some time out from the working world right now, so I've decided to be proactive and make a difference.

FIND OUT MORE
Who I'll be working with:
www.northerngreecevolunteers.com/about-us/
www.helprefugees.org.uk/about/

Read up on the crisis:
www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/12/refugee-crisis-greeks-strangers-migrants
www.nytimes.com/2016/08/14/world/europe/migrant-crisis-greece.html
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/31/refugees-problem-europe-identity-crisis-migration
www.vice.com/read/lily-allen-calais-refugee-crisis

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  • Caitlin Brady

    Caitlin Brady

    22 days ago

    Caitlin Brady

    Can't believe I'm a third of the way there already in just one night! Thank you so so much to everyone that has donated. Keep it coming! My flights are now booked for Thursday and accommodation sorted.

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  • JR

    JR

    Nov 28, 2016

    -insert somehow 'supportive' message here-seriously though, good on you Cait. X(don't die.)

    £24.00

  • Nicola Thomas

    Nicola Thomas

    Nov 27, 2016

    Amazing work...such an inspiration!

    £20.00

  • Emily Scoggins

    Emily Scoggins

    Nov 27, 2016

    Thanks for getting out there and taking action. You're a real inspiration. Very best to you x

    £30.00

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Caitlin Brady

Caitlin Brady

Lisbon, Portugal

24 y/o Londoner, currently living in Lisbon with boyfriend + terrible cat. Love travelling, eating + helping people (not necessarily in that order). I've become a bit disillusioned by a lot of what is happening in the world at the moment, and want to do what I can to help.

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