Weʼve raised £3,060 to provide basic survival supplies for families and individuals trapped in Vial Refugee camp, Chios, Greece
- Funded on Friday, 27th March 2020
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Ask yourself what you cherish most about your life and you'll probably gloss over the absolute necessities we all take for granted: dry feet, a decent night's sleep, nourishing food when we want it, the ability to take a hot shower in private whenever we want to. Our kids attending school and getting an education. A mattress to sleep on. Somewhere to go to the bathroom. A physical roof over our heads.
Right now, in refugee camps all over the world, there are hundreds of thousands of people: children, women, men, families and individuals, young and old, able bodied and disabled, living in the most dire conditions you can imagine, and being largely ignored by governments, media, people with power and organisations with the ability to radically improve this situation. these people have travelled thousands of miles to escape war, persecution and death. Now they face another unimaginable struggle: surviving life in a brutally cold, vastly overcrowded refugee camp with almost no help from the outside world and left with no hope for the future.
So along with my small network of fellow independent volunteers and my future husband, I am returning to Chios Island, Greece, to provide the most basic of supplies and aid to the 5,000 people residing in Vial refugee camp - a camp that's meant to house 950 people, and nowhere near built or prepared for the harsh Greek Winter that has already begun.
We will be providing basics like waterproof footwear, sleeping bags, tents and dry food parcels. And doing our best to bring a bit of love and cheer to the people living in these deplorable conditions.
It's Christmas soon, and let's face it, when it comes to the necessities, we all have more than enough. We are SO LUCKY! So let's spread some joy, share the wealth and do some good for some fellow humans. Please help me raise much needed funds to be able to support this incredibly needed cause. I lovingly implore you to donate whatever you can afford - every £1 will make a difference and go DIRECTLY to the people who genuinely need it (our trip costs are entirely self funded).
A HUGE thank you in advance xxx
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Jan 17, 2020
Leila, your selfless mission is an inspiration. Thank you for all you do and for educating the next generation so that they understand why these people need our support and love.
Jan 11, 2020
Thank you for doing this amazing work. It's sad you have to.
Jan 11, 2020
Well done Leila, your story about the baby being born into this world without the basics is so sad. What you are doing is wonderful. May God bless you xxx
Naomi Chapman, Jack Sullivan and baby Ari Sullivan
Jan 10, 2020
You’re amazing. Thank you for all that you do xxx
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This is my 7th trip to Greece to support refugees while they are stuck in a limbo life: no home, no security, no peace. I work with a team of fellow independent volunteers to provide basic supplies like dry food parcels, weather-hardy footwear & tents to the forgotten families.