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Weʼre raising £15,000 to help Fr John Luke support the Syrian refugees on the island of Rhodes who are now homeless since the destruction of the refugee camp

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I am continuing to raise money for Fr John Luke, who is leading the work on the Islands of Rhodes and Kos to support young children and their families who fled, by boat, to escape the crisis in Syria and more recently, the wider Middle East.

Fr John Luke, was formerly, Steven and he and I trained, as nurses, together at The London Hospital - Steven, Fr John Luke is now the Vicar General on Rhodes.

This last year the situation has got worse for the refugees. They were living in a temporary camp, supported by charity. Without warning, one morning, the police and bulldozers arrived and the refugees we removed to Athens. They were forced to leave behind their few belongings and children's toys. After 'processing' they were dumped onto the streets, with no support. Many have found their way back to Fr John Luke and he has, with your support, been able to find temporary accomodation for them, provide them with a weekly food parcel and pays prescription and medical fees for many of the refugees who have long-term conditions, ailments and the day to day needs of the children and their mothers.

With your help Fr John Luke can continue supporting these fragile families, to rebuild their lives.

As always, thank you for helping me to support my nursing colleague in his tireless work with the refugee families on the Island of Rhodes.

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  • Theresa  Lunniss8 months ago
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    Theresa Lunniss

    8 months ago

    Message from Fr Luke 'The children do not deserve this kind of treatment, living in the street in the centre of town. No sanitation, no dignity at all. It is incredible that we are witnessing this in Europe. Where is UNICEF? Such conditions breed hatred. Now the frontier at Rafa between Gaza and Egypt more and more will arrive. What a disastrous humanitarian crisis at the worse time of all as winter sets in and they sleep under the cold and the rain. God help them and God help us! Your recent donations bought tents & warmer childrens clothes

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  • Theresa  Lunniss9 months ago
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    Theresa Lunniss

    9 months ago

    Fr Luke has asked me to update on how your kind and most generous donations are being used to support the refugees in Rhodes. Unfortunately the situation has worsened (due to instability in the Middle East and the current conflict), with many refugee families (with young children) now living in a park in the centre of Rhodes City. As you can see from the photographs even children sleep in these conditions of extreme poverty. Fr Luke is providing these refugees with food parcels and is ensuring any medical issues are treated. Thank you

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  • Theresa  Lunniss1 year ago
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    Theresa Lunniss

    1 year ago

    Fr Luke was in London for a couple of days and we got to catch up. Listen to him talking about the last couple of years and the daily, growing challenges for refugees from Gaza and Syria. Your support has made such a huge difference - thank you.

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  • Joan Pons Laplana

    Joan Pons Laplana

    May 30, 2024

    Fab painting. Love the cause also.

    £33.33

  • Robert

    Robert

    May 13, 2024

    God Bless you Sir

    £50.00

  • Jules

    Jules

    Apr 26, 2024

    Thank you for the lovely painting for our raffle

    £20.00

  • Chris Dowd

    Chris Dowd

    Feb 25, 2024

    Glad to donate to this worthy cause

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 19, 2024

  • Hilary safe

    Hilary safe

    Feb 15, 2024

    £30.00

  • Dimitri Launder

    Dimitri Launder

    Jan 29, 2024

    Vital support for an ongoing crisis. I will continue to support & share the need for a sustainable solution. Much love

    £25.00

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