Weʼve raised £1,820 to Help some of the 13 Million human beings displaced by the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria.
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 1st November 2017
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With the conflict in Syria now in its seventh year, over 13 million people are in need of help.
More than 6.3 million people have fled their homes because of fighting. Another 4.9 million now live as refugees in neighbouring countries and beyond. They need our help now more than ever.
From 8am on the 16th October until 8am on the 23rd October, I will live solely on the same weekly emergency food rations that a displaced person in Syria can expect to receive.
That ration looks like this:
Plain flour 400g
Chick Peas 85g
Tinned Sardines 125g
Kidney Beans 400g
Vegetable Oil 300ml
This is an extremely small amount of food, and for someone who knows his way around a KFC bargain bucket, its going to be an extremely difficult and demanding experience.
I've set up special Facebook and Instagram accounts and i'll be doing daily updates so you can see how i'm' getting on.
In addition the the tiny basic ration, i will have the opportunity to earn very small amount of extra food for completing the challenges as laid out below.
Raise £500 - earn a vegetable of my choice up to 170g
Raise £1000- earn 50g Sugar
Raise £1500 - earn 120g of protein (an egg, or chicken)
Raise £2000 - earn a hot or cold drink up to 330ml
Per 100 Facebook friends for my appeal page - 50p to spend as i want
Per 10 Instagram photo likes - 1g of Nuts
It also should be noted, that despite sticking to this small amount of food, I will still have as much clean drinking water as I like. That's far more than any refugee living in a Jordanian refugee camp has. So whilst it will be tough, it will not be remotely comparable to what refugees have to go through every single day, usually for many years. So please dig deep and donate!
All the money i raise will be evenly split between 3 amazing charities embarked on direct activities on the ground in Syria and camps in bordering countries.
War Child, The World Food Programme and Islamic Relief.
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Nov 1, 2017
Well done G. X
Oct 29, 2017
Bit late to the party, a great cause. Well done G :)
Oct 28, 2017
Better late than never! Well done on completing it x
Oct 25, 2017
What you are doing is brilliant. Thank you! Am so pleased Domini told me!
Oct 25, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Sorry it’s late my friend!! X
Ian and Wendy Franklin
Oct 24, 2017
Congratulations and well done Gareth - what incredible support you have shown.Lots of loveIan and Wendy x
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Shelling, airstrikes and ongoing violence are taking a devastating toll on children and families in Syria. Thousands have been killed or injured. More than 11 million people have now been forced from their homes. More than a million are still trapped in besieged areas.