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Weʼre raising £20,000 to Support the Karma Refuge Winter Fundraiser for Ukraine

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Karma Refuge Winter Fundraiser for Ukraine.

Since the beginning of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, Karma Group has been supporting scores of refugees from the war torn country, assisting with transfers from Eastern Europe to Karma Residence Normande - our resort in Normandy, France, which we’ve turned into a shelter for those in need. Over the last nine months, we’ve assisted scores of people fleeing the conflict to establish themselves in new living circumstances. But with winter fast approaching, we need your help to continue this work.

Driven by Karma Group Founder and Chairman John Spence, Karma Refuge has developed beyond providing food and shelter. The initiative is now overseen by Victoria Williamson, Karma Group’s new Director of Philanthropy, who has been working tirelessly under John’s guidance to support our guests from Ukraine at every step of their journey toward establishing themselves in a new and unfamiliar environment until they are able to return home.

That means welcoming new guests to Karma Residence Normande but also assisting those who are moving onto more permanent accomodation in France. Whilst the French government is providing accommodation from October, these accommodations will only come with beds,refrigerator, washing machine and very little else. Residents also have to pay a rent contribution for their apartments from the small living allowance they receive each month and as well as all their utilities at a time when energy costs are skyrocketing. As a result, Karma Group Chairman John Spence committed to continuing the food programme through the winter to ensure everyone is still properly cared for.

As the cold weather approaches in the midst of a cost of living crisis, we’re appealing to all those Karma members who are in a position to be able to help to give anything that you can to our Just Giving page. Over the coming weeks, Victoria will be personally buying goods for our guests from Ukraine - from second hand furniture (we also expect to receive locally donated pieces), bed linen, towels, cooking utensils, cutlery, china and glass and hopefully some soft furnishings.

As the crisis in Ukraine drags on, we too must continue to support those affected in any way we can - and Karma is committed to doing so. Your donations will have a very immediate and direct effect on people’s lives - and over the coming weeks and months, we’ll continue to provide updates and testimonials from the individuals and families that we’re working with from Ukraine.

Anything you are able to donate is hugely appreciated.

Once again, a huge thanks for all of the support we’ve received so far!”

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  • Karma Group4 months ago
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    4 months ago

    Head of Philanthropy, Victoria Williamson: “We have 13 families staying with us in Normandy at the moment – some with six or eight people together. This has been a particularly challenging and emotional time for everyone, due to the sad reality that the war is continuing and returning home does not look like it can happen anytime soon. The French government will provide social housing from the beginning of October, but these accommodations will only come with beds, a fridge, a washing machine and very little else." https://bit.ly/3faXPtF

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  • Karma Group5 months ago
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    5 months ago

    To celebrate Ukraine’s 31st Independence Day we want to share some positive news... Along with her talented team, our Head of Global Philanthropy, Victoria Williamson has been working hard over at our Karma Refuge base, Karma Residence Normandy, and has managed to secure housing for 23 families who would like to continue to stay in France! All the apartments are within a 20 minute drive from Karma's Normandy property, so we can continue to make that our place for meetings and catch-ups; which is great news.

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  • Karma Group6 months ago
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    6 months ago

    Karma Refuge Summer Camp! With the school holidays now upon us, Karma Cares new Director, Victoria Williamson, had the bright idea of organising a summer camp for your younger guests. Victoria said, "I wanted the children to learn English whilst having fun and playing games and with the money raised through our Just Giving page, I was able to buy lots of games and supplies to help make the learning really fun. The first weekend was a great success with all the teenagers getting involved too, which was lovely to see! "

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Page last updated on: 12/29/2022 04.22

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68

  • Zakir Contractor

    Zakir Contractor

    Dec 29, 2022

    Hope to bring some cheer to the displaced families

    £25.00

  • Kathryn Jones

    Kathryn Jones

    Oct 9, 2022

    Great work by you guys, happy to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 3, 2022

    £50.00

  • Gloria and Mike

    Gloria and Mike

    May 2, 2022

    Thank you for actively caring.

    £20.00

  • Philip Martin

    Philip Martin

    May 2, 2022

    Thank you for providing a place to help

    £75.00

  • Sue and Henry from Australia

    Sue and Henry from Australia

    May 2, 2022

    Wonderful to see

    £20.00

  • Jerry & Sandra Rook

    Jerry & Sandra Rook

    Apr 27, 2022

    Amazing work everyone

    £1,000.00

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Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand that supports a number of charity initiatives worldwide under the Karma Cares banner. These include Christel House Bangalore, The Bali Life Foundation, and recently Karma Mayday & Operation Recuperation UK.

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