£750raised of £1,000 target by 15 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to Lesvos Solidarity - Pikpa. An independent and amazing refugee camp in Lesvos. I particularly want to raise funds to support the school.

London, United Kingdom
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I am trying to raise funds for an amazing refugee camp and charity called Lesvos Solidarity. The founders have just received the prestigious UNHCR Nansen award for their humanitarian efforts.

In 2012 they set up an open, self-organised refugee camp run entirely on the efforts of volunteers and donations. They have helped over 30,000 refugees. They desperately need funds to accommodate more people and, critically, provide education for the young.

There is little we can do to shift the shameful political impasse, but we can improve the situation of those who are trying rebuild their lives in desperate circumstances.

The conditions in many government controlled refugee camps across Europe is dire - overcrowded, squalid and at times violent, with little capacity for care and the preservation of dignity.

In contrast, Lesvos Solidarity provides a unique and immensely positive vision of what is possible in this crisis. To learn more go to their website:


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    • Anonymous


      Dec 15, 2016


    • Jen Palmer

      Jen Palmer

      Dec 14, 2016

      Good luck x


    • Kirsten McGhie

      Kirsten McGhie

      Dec 12, 2016

      Its a beautiful, meaningful thing you are doing for the children at Pikpa, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou


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    Michael Startin

    Michael Startin

    London, United Kingdom

    I am a nursery teaching assistant at a school in East London. I am heading to the camp in my holidays to volunteer with my partner Erika who is based their and the volunteer coordinator for the camp.

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