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    Weʼve raised £585 to Support Re-Act in their efforts to aid the refugee camps in Europe and to support the integration of the refugee families here in Scotland

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 1st October 2017

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    We're doing a Sponsored charity walk on the 9th of September from Dunfermline to Edinburgh which will cover a distance of approx 20 miles, crossing over the forth road bridge. We want to raise funds for a local Scottish voluntary group called Re-Act who are doing great work to donate aid to the refugees abroad in Europe and also to support the local refugee families in Scotland.

    Re-Act, short for Refugee Action Scotland, is a not-for-profit humanitarian aid project launched in 2015, in response to the growing worldwide refugee crisis. They work to fundraise and collect vital donations from all over Scotland to transport to refugee camps such as Calais and throughout other crisis areas of Europe. There are thousands of displaced people who have fled their home countries in Africa and throughout the Middle East, and have suffered through war, conflict, and poverty, witnessing atrocities that most cannot begin to comprehend. In a desperate attempt to find safety, they risk their lives in a treacherous journey over land and sea to seek a better life. Sadly, many do not survive. In spite of this, they still risk everything to attempt these journeys because for most, the only alternative is death. And even if they do survive the journey, they are faced with refugee camps that are often without sufficient living space, food, water or supplies.

    Since their establishment in 2015, Re-Act have sent approximately 1000 tonnes of donations to aid refugee camps around the world. In Edinburgh, support in the form of play groups and language classes have helped refugee families living here greatly. Re-Act also aim to challenge the largely negative and often false information being spread through mainstream media. They believe that everyone should have the right to live.

    To find out more about Re-Act and what they have been doing, visit their website at www.re-act.scot.

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      42

      • Steph Robertson

        Steph Robertson

        Sep 20, 2017

        Well done :)

        £20.00

      • Lyn Carruthers

        Lyn Carruthers

        Sep 12, 2017

        £5.00

      • Sabeel Kadar

        Sabeel Kadar

        Sep 12, 2017

        Well done 👍🏽

        £10.00

      • Natalie Taylor

        Natalie Taylor

        Sep 12, 2017

        Well done guys, great achievement!

        £5.00

      • Jared de Bruin

        Jared de Bruin

        Sep 11, 2017

        Well done guys!

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 11, 2017

        Forrest Gump: Those must be comfortable shoes, I bet you could walk all day in shoes like those and not feel a thing.

        £5.00

      • Lynne Sharkey

        Lynne Sharkey

        Sep 11, 2017

        Well done

        £10.00

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      Aspire Edinburgh Team

      Aspire Edinburgh Team

      Edinburgh, United Kingdom

      We are a group of 8 work colleagues who are participating in a work leadership program. Our group was assigned a task to choose a charity to fund-raise for and we have chosen to support Re-Act.

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