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    Weʼve raised £1,010 to help with the refugee crisis in Thessaloniki

    Location
    Lisbon, Portugal
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 18th December 2016

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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 Brady1 year ago
      Caitlin Brady

      Caitlin Brady

      1 year ago

      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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    36

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 5, 2016

    • 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

    • Rachel Sandler

      Rachel Sandler

      Nov 27, 2016

      You are doing an amazing thing, you amazing woman. Keep it up!Love you lots xxxxxx

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 26, 2016

      Dear Cait, do what you can to make therefugees lives a bit better, especially the mothers, babies & small children as theyhave very special needs - food, warmth & play. love grandma xxx

      £50.00

    • Dad & Gwenda

      Dad & Gwenda

      Nov 18, 2016

      Surprised and delighted you're doing this! If it makes even a little difference to these poor people it will be worth it. Xx

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    Caitlin Brady

    Caitlin Brady

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    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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