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Closed 06/04/2024

raised of £500 target by 8 supporters

    Weʼve raised £287 to Return to Lesvos to offer free acupuncture treatments to refugees

    Funded on Saturday, 6th April 2024

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    The so called "refugee crisis" which started in 2015 with millions of Syrians fleeing their country, is still a reality. War, famine, oppressive regimes, violence, are continuing to force thousands of people to flee their homes and seek refuge.

    Lesvos continues to be at the epicentre of this humanitarian crisis and the temporary refugee camp built in 2021 - after the infamous Moria camp burned down- is starting to get over-crowded.

    Earth Medicine is one of the few organisations allowed to offer support to refugees and asylum seekers within this camp. They provide holistic treatments to help alleviate the variety of pain and mobility complaints and other health issues that many of the inhabitants of the camp experience.

    I have been to Lesvos five times, offering acupuncture treatments which have proven a great success at reducing pain and other symptoms and improving the quality of life of many people during the very stressful and difficult time they are going through.

    I am planning on going for 3-4 weeks next February to offer as many treatments as I can and contribute to the wonderful work being done by this amazing organisation.

    Please help me get there. One day it could be us or our loved ones in need of refuge, let's plant the seeds of love and solidarity now and help those most in need.

    With gratitude and love,




    Sandra Arbelaez

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      • Nora Pettik

        Nora Pettik

        Feb 28, 2024


      • Anne M

        Anne M

        Jan 18, 2024

        With love to you and the work you do.


      • Sara Parker

        Sara Parker

        Jan 10, 2024

        Once again Sandri thank you so much for what you do xx


      • Ian Bell

        Ian Bell

        Dec 21, 2023


      • carys


        Dec 11, 2023

        Delighted to hear your lovely update and very happy to have the opportunity to support your next important trip to Lesvos. Safe travels!


      • Sarah B.

        Sarah B.

        Dec 9, 2023

        Thanks as always. 🥰


      • Liz Appel

        Liz Appel

        Dec 9, 2023

        Love and solidarity 🫶🏽


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      Sandra Arbelaez

      Sandra Arbelaez

      Sandra has been practising acupuncture in Bristol/UK since 2004. She has been involved with several community projects since then as well as working in private clinics. She is qualified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and has an MSc in Chinese medicine.

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