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£1,360raised of £1,250 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,360 to support the work of METAdrasi

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    Funded on Friday, 3rd February 2017

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    In February 2017 Gabriela Duch, Daniel Absolon and I will be running the El Cruce ultramarathon linking Argentina and Chile over 3 days and a distance of 100km.

    I'm a UK immigration lawyer and through this challenge I'm raising money to help METAdrasi provide support, care, assistance and legal advice to refugees arriving in Greece. METAdrasi is a Greek NGO set up in 2010, and winner of this year's Council of Europe North-South prize.

    There are currently over 57,000 refugees in Greece, over half of them women and children. A main focus of METAdrasi's work is providing a complete safety net for the protection of unaccompanied children who have been separated from or lost their parents. METAdrasi has opened safe transit accommodation facilities for unaccompanied children on Lesvos and Samos, Chios and in Athens, and a new facility is currently underway in Thessaloniki. These facilities allow unaccompanied children to be safely placed immediately upon arrival, so that they are not sent to detention centres. Each facility has a capacity for 20-25 children with a total staff of 5. The facilities run on the following targets:

    -£35 to run the facility per day per child;
    -£50 to clothe a child for a month;
    -£130 education for a child for a month;
    -£175 to feed a child for a month.

    Please donate what you can to support METAdrasi's fantastic work!!

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    • Julia LOWIS

      Julia LOWIS

      6 months ago

      Julia LOWIS

      Altitude masks on - we're ready for you Snowdon!!

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    • Julia LOWIS

      Julia LOWIS

      6 months ago

      Julia LOWIS

      At the demand of our trainer Oisin, we took an 8-hour road trip to beautiful Snowdonia at the beginning December.....running up and down Snowdon in altitude training masks and temperatures of -2 is probably not everyone's idea of a fun Saturday- but lucky for us the sun was shining and the views were AMAZING, making it all worth it :-)

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      8 months ago

      Julia LOWIS

      This week we broke the 30km barrier!! Now just to repeat it 3 days in a row.......in the mountains...after camping... Thank you everyone who helped us raise over £1,000 at our charity quiz night. Any donations hugely appreciated to help motivate us in this 100km running challenge!!!

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    9 months ago

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    • Suzanne Gregg

      Suzanne Gregg

      Jan 29, 2017

      Amazingly proud! Good luck and have an amazing time!

    • Olivia W

      Olivia W

      Jan 27, 2017

      Good luck Julia! Have an amazing time!

    • RUPERT BUTLER

      RUPERT BUTLER

      Jan 27, 2017

      Best of luck - The Butler family xxx

      £50.00

    • Jon Cheung

      Jon Cheung

      Jan 26, 2017

      Break a leg! Actually...don't. Just have fun xx

      £20.00

    • Winter Party

      Winter Party

      Jan 24, 2017

      £105.00

    • Anneka Lowis

      Anneka Lowis

      Jan 23, 2017

      Good luck and enjoy the Malbec afterwards. Anneka & Matt xx

      £50.00

    • Anjoli Foster

      Anjoli Foster

      Jan 20, 2017

      Good luck Julia!!

      £30.00

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