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£980raised of £800 target by 16 supporters

    Weʼve raised £980 to give legal aid to refugees arriving on the island of Samos in Greece

    Funded on Thursday, 12th October 2017

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    UPDATE 25 September 2017 : We have now met our target for covering our basic costs. Thank you so much everyone! PLEASE do keep donating as ALL donations from now on will be passed on by us to grassroots organisation Samos Volunteers who we have supported in the past (see below). A reminder about their work. They are entirely volunteer run and funded and do everything that all the large international organisations, Greek government, and EU with their billions have failed to do - from feeding, clothing and providing morning hot tea and evening hot water bottles; to building classrooms and an activity centre; to taking women to the beach and teaching them to swim; to teaching English, German and other languages that refugees will need if/ when they resettle; to providing cameras for refugees to record their experiences; to organizing football and chess tournaments and holiday festivities (for ex on Christmas they provided a goodie bag to every child in the camp) and most importantly keeping morale and spirits up when hopelessness is so rife.

    They are amazing and we would love to be able to make another significant donation on our third trip to Samos. So please do contribute whatever you can.

    Thank you!!

    ORIGINAL POST: This is our third volunteer trip to Samos in the past year where we will be providing free legal support and assistance to refugees fleeing from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries. There are currently around 2000 refugees being kept in a detention facility in Samos designed for only 700 people. They are living in crowded, unsanitary, desperate conditions. There are only a handful of lawyers and the need for legal support is overwhelming. Without volunteer lawyers most refugees would receive no assistance in their claims for asylum. On our past trips we have paid for all our travel and subsistence costs ourselves and have only fundraised in order to donate to local organisations. But to continue to make our work sustainable we are now seeking to raise funds for the most basic costs of our trip - airfare and simple accommodation. We would love to beat our target and give all additional funds to an amazing grassroots organisation called Samos Volunteers (https://samosvolunteers.org/), who provide essential humanitarian aid. We have raised funds for them on our previous trips and we are hoping we can do the same again this time.

    Thank you for your support.

    Lucy and Vijay

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    • Lucy and  Vijay 8 months ago
      Lucy and  Vijay

      Lucy and Vijay

      8 months ago

      Dear all, We wanted to say a massive thank you for your support for our trip. We achieved a great deal, as you will see from the following blog post, and managed to donate €1000 euros to the wonderful Samos volunteers. Thank you again. Lucy and Vijay https://gcnchambers.co.uk/asylum-seekers-samos-report-vijay-jagadesham/

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    • Lucy and  Vijay 8 months ago
      Lucy and  Vijay

      Lucy and Vijay

      8 months ago
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    16

    • ALEXANDER OFFER

      ALEXANDER OFFER

      Sep 29, 2017

      £50.00

    • Arta Heath

      Arta Heath

      Sep 29, 2017

      Good Luck guys

      £30.31

    • Mikhil Karnik

      Mikhil Karnik

      Sep 28, 2017

      £50.00

    • Liz Mottershaw

      Liz Mottershaw

      Sep 25, 2017

    • Jonathan Holt

      Jonathan Holt

      Sep 25, 2017

      It's an honour to support the work you do. Best of luck Lucy and Vijay.

      £70.00

    • tasaddat hussain

      tasaddat hussain

      Sep 25, 2017

      It's a privilege to offer support to you both in such a worthwhile cause.

      £100.00

    • Ben McCormack

      Ben McCormack

      Sep 25, 2017

      £10.00

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