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    Weʼve raised £35 to Freetown Flood Appeal

    Northampton, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 14th September 2017

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    Story

    Following the recent Flooding in Sierra Leone which caused a deadly mudslide claiming over 400 lives (death toll still on the rise) we are appealing for any donations to help the people affected.

    Brief history of Sierra Leone and why we are passionate to help.

    As most of you may or may not know, Sierra Leone is no stranger to disastrous events. In 1991 a civil war started. Over 50,000 lives were lost throughout this awful period which lasted till 2002.
    As the country recovers, 2014 Sierra Leone declares a state of emergency as a massive outbreak of the Ebola virus struck killing nearly 4000 people.

    Now we are seeing another devastating disaster destroying the country's capital, Freetown.
    Authorities say at least 300 are feared to have died in a mudslide on the outskirts of the city but the death toll is certain to rise.
    Rescue operations continued on Tuesday, a day after victims were trapped under tons of mud as a hillside collapsed.

    As a Sierra Leonean living here in the U.K I'm deeply moved by the catastrophic images from Freetown. This tragic and horrific flood has swept away my childhood memories , memories I've kept all these years to remind me of where I've been and how far we've come as a people and now, once again my nation is mourning.

    Growing up in Sierra Leone was not easy, life was hard as a child during the 11years of civil war I lost my great grandma, friends and family. Again I'm overwhelmed with sadness as this Flood has taken friends and family.

    Today I'm responding with a cry for help for a beloved nation and my people who have nowhere to sleep tonight.
    Please help me help Sierra Leone back on her feet
    All donations will go towards clothing, food, shelter and medical aid.

    (If anyone would like to donate any unwanted items, please call 07413034187 / 07490481937 alternatively you can email jdgray001@yahoo.co.uk)

    Thank you very much, we appreciate your donations.

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    • Julius Gray1 year ago
      Julius Gray

      Julius Gray

      1 year ago

      This is the most devastating disaster this year with the highest number of deaths. Around 20,000 displaced with nothing. Please donate to help. They need us!

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    • Julius Gray1 year ago
      Julius Gray

      Julius Gray

      1 year ago

      A big thank you to BBC Radio Northampton for giving me the platform to share this Appeal and part of my story. Huge thank you to host Martin Heath. If you would like to hear the interview you can listen (from 2hrs 11mins) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05bbs4b#play

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    • Julius Gray1 year ago
      Julius Gray

      Julius Gray

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the support so far and for all the donations of unwanted clothing we're receiving. All donations will certainly go a long way. God bless you all

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    • Phil Jones

      Phil Jones

      Aug 18, 2017

      Good luck mate

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 15, 2017

      £5.00

    • Julius Gray

      Julius Gray

      Aug 15, 2017

      £10.00

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    Julius Gray

    Julius Gray

    Northampton, United Kingdom

    A Sierra Leonean living in the U.K. Helping to restore Freetown and supporting families from its recent mudslide disaster

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