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£8,720raised of £8,000 target by 213 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,720 to take vital aid to survivors of the Yazidi genocide at Petra camp for the freezing winter months

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    Formby, Liverpool
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    Funded on Thursday, 3rd November 2016

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    "Do your little bit of good where you are, it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Desmond Tutu

    This project stands for HOPE. If, like me, you've watched in despair scenes of children alone, covered in blood & rubble, knowing you want to do something but feeling overwhelmed & helpless. This is your opportunity to take action. To give practical help directly where it's needed (operational costs are covered by existing donors *100%* of your money goes with me into the field)

    There are 50,000 humans in refugee camps across mainland Greece. 50% ARE BABIES & CHILDREN, some unaccompanied or orphaned.

    I don't have a solution for world peace, I just know that collective love & goodwill is contagious.

    The persecuted Yazidis have experienced unimaginable horror at the hands of ISIS. Mass executions, systematic rape & horrendous acts of violence. The survivors who made it to Greece didn't risk their lives on the sea looking for a 'free meal ticket'. They never wanted to leave their precious homeland. All they want is to be able to go home, rebuild & educate their children. But they can’t.

    It’s expected to take another 12-18 months to meticulously process applications for relocation. They have NO CHOICE in where they will be sent. These humans, with the same hopes & dreams as us, need to know they’re not forgotten. That somebody is listening, that someone cares.

    It humbles me to tears to hear that despite everything they are still smiling, resilient & grateful.

    Money raised will buy vital baby formula / gas heaters / hygiene kits / hand pump washers / children's toys

    Myself & other volunteers will spend 3 months giving care to 1400 vulnerable refugees at Petra camp, Greece, + I’ll be running a healing yoga program for women & children.

    I'll be updating from the camp sharing individual stories of survival, showing how your gift is changing lives. Please. Donate now <3

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    • Laura Owens

      Laura Owens

      9 months ago

      Laura Owens

      I'm taking every penny of your generous donations with me to Petra camp in Greece this Monday. Conditions there are incredibly difficult. No relief from biting cold + rain, temperatures now reaching below zero. Your kindness will help us make a real difference in improving conditions. If you'd like to continue to support please contact me by email laura@laurasimone.com. Love + Light <3

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    • Laura Owens

      Laura Owens

      9 months ago

      Laura Owens

      no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbours running faster than you breath bloody in their throats the boy you went to school with who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory is holding a gun bigger than his body you only leave home when home won’t let you stay... http://seekershub.org/blog/2015/09/home-warsan-shire/ Excerpt from 'Home' by Warsan Shire, a 28 year old female refugee + winner of Young Poet Laureate for London

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    • Laura Owens

      Laura Owens

      10 months ago

      Laura Owens

      Due to an incredible response, I've increased the target to £8000. Collectively we need around £20k to be able to leave as planned on 3rd Nov with enough funds to make a real difference. Details of a Mega FUNdraising Quiz Night in Formby with the epic John Nelson coming soon :-) Your continued support means the world <3

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    • Laura Owens

      Laura Owens

      10 months ago

      Laura Owens

      Incredible response from this video, thank you so much to everyone who has shared and donated. You're all AMAZING!!! Let's smash this target :-)

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    213

    • Ian Homewood

      Ian Homewood

      Nov 2, 2016

      £10.00

    • PAUL WILLSHER

      PAUL WILLSHER

      Nov 1, 2016

      Amazing work Laura!! Best wishes for it all from your cousin back in Lancashire!

      £10.00

    • Simon McFarlane

      Simon McFarlane

      Nov 1, 2016

      Inspirational! Great work Laura. X

      £20.00

    • ELLIOTT CARWFORD

      ELLIOTT CARWFORD

      Nov 1, 2016

      Great cause. Good luck Laura x

      £20.00

    • Sarah Reid

      Sarah Reid

      Nov 1, 2016

      Amazing thing you are doing Laura xxx

      £10.00

    • Liz, Mark and kids

      Liz, Mark and kids

      Nov 1, 2016

      Good luck lor and stay safe xxx

      £10.00

    • Laura Owens

      Laura Owens

      Nov 1, 2016

      Can't believe it!!! See ya target ✋ Had to make it 108% 🕉🎉😊

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Laura Owens

    Laura Owens

    Formby, Liverpool

    Yoga teacher, sailor, plant-powered, animal-loving, global mischief maker // 3 years ago we raised £12,500 for Breast Cancer Care after they supported me & countless others through life-changing illness // I'm honoured to be part of this next project #growlittlelight

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