Weʼve raised £2,374 to travel to Greece to volunteer with refugee women and their families, providing antenatal and postnatal care.
- Funded on Tuesday, 19th June 2018
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We are two student midwives from the University of the West of Scotland and we have chosen to travel to Greece to volunteer with refugee women for three weeks. Whilst there, we will participate in providing antenatal and postnatal care, feeding support and parent education classes. We are fundraising to pay for the cost of our flights and accommodation whilst in Greece. All further monies raised will be donated to Amurtel.
We have now covered the cost of our travel thanks to your extremely kind donations, but we would like to raise as much money as possible for Amurtel and the incredible work they do so please give generously and spread the word!
AMURTEL is an international, grassroots organization managed by women in Greece, committed to assisting refugee mothers and babies to have the best possible perinatal care, despite the challenging lives they face. During and after disasters, women often show symptoms of stress, depression, lingering shock and grief. Research shows that pregnant and postpartum women are especially vulnerable. Amurtel aim to provide safe, all-female environments for women to care for themselves, for each other and for their children. AMURTEL strives to reinforce a woman’s confidence and mothering skills, bolster her and her infant’s physical and mental health, and provide information and resources. They work in conjunction with La Leche League Greece and Galaxias – The Greek Association of Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). Previous AMURTEL Greece projects include responding to the Athens earthquake in 1999, collaborating with UNICEF to create mother-baby areas and psycho-social programs for children during the Kosova crisis, and launching an initiative to encourage volunteerism at humanitarian agencies in Athens.
Sarah & Lauren
- 2 years ago
Sarah Scarlett and Lauren O Neill2 years ago
Thank you SO MUCH for your generous donations. We can not emphasise enough the invaluable support Amertel Greece provide to refugee mothers living in Athens. Your money is buying food, clothes, nappies, toys and medical care for women and their babies. Please follow our journey here: https://studentmidwivesathens.wordpress.com Lauren & Sarah x
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Kirsten - 1st year student
Jun 18, 2018
Good luck girls ♥️
Aisling Ni Ghloinn
Jun 17, 2018
Best of luck Sarah and Lauren. What you’re is truly amazing. All the best!
Jun 16, 2018
Good luck ladies
Jun 15, 2018
2 of the most inspiring future midwives I know. So proud of the both of you! #OAS
Yvonne & Mark Caldwell
Jun 15, 2018
Well done Lauren......I’m sure both of you will bring a big different to these women & their babies 💖 x
Jun 6, 2018
Best of luck to you both. What you're doing is amazing, and fuelled by love and respect for other humans.
Anne Marie Downie
Jun 2, 2018
What an amazing and important thing to do ladies! Stay safe and keep caring xx
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