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    Weʼve raised £425 to support me to give legal advice to asylum seekers in Greece

    London, UK
    Funded on Friday, 27th July 2018

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    In a short while I'm turning 30. Rather than buying me a drink, please consider chipping in £5 to help me to volunteer in Greece and put all that I have learned over the past years into direct action to support people at the critical moment of their arrival into the EU!

    I'll be heading to the Greek island of Chios to volunteer with Advocates Abroad, an organisation that trains and facilitates hundreds of volunteer lawyers, solicitors and attorneys to provide legal aid and assistance to refugees and asylum seekers. I will primarily be preparing people for their substantive asylum interviews, walking them through the kinds of questions they will be asked, helping them to structure credible narratives out of their inevitably difficult and potentially chaotic and traumatic life stories.

    Despite still being a law student, they have exceptionally allowed me to join them for 5 weeks from early August until mid September due to my experience. Unfortunately as the organisation is almost entirely staffed by volunteers (usually lawyers who aren't quite as strapped for cash) they cannot cover expenses, thus my fundraiser. As such, all funds will cover expenses while I'm there.

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    • Lily Parrott9 months ago
      Lily Parrott

      Lily Parrott

      9 months ago

      Thank you so so so so so so so much! You are so generous and kind, I am lucky to know you all x

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    • Lily Parrott10 months ago
      Lily Parrott

      Lily Parrott

      10 months ago

      So much support already, it's hard to believe! 30 is going to be a good age, you can feel it in the sunny air

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    Page last updated on: 7/11/2018 16.52

    Supporters

    16

    • Natsumi Paxton

      Natsumi Paxton

      Jul 11, 2018

      £20.00

    • Nick

      Nick

      Jul 10, 2018

      An exceptionally important and worthy cause. You get my support! A friend of Lisa..

      £25.00

    • Alice & Ro

      Alice & Ro

      Jul 9, 2018

      Hope you had a fab bday. Hope you gain some valuable experience out in Greece.

      £30.00

    • Lisa McIntyre

      Lisa McIntyre

      Jul 7, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 7, 2018

      Happy day Lily! Love Laura and Megan x

      £20.00

    • David McCrossan

      David McCrossan

      Jul 6, 2018

      Happy Birthday! Hope you celebrate well!

      £30.00

    • Filipe

      Filipe

      Jul 6, 2018

      This is great Lily, hope you make it!

      £10.00

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    Lily Parrott

    Lily Parrott

    London, UK

    I'm a passionate supporter of and fighter for the rights of marginalised groups, particularly vulnerable migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. So I have worked at the Red Cross as a manager of refugee support and am now retraining as a solicitor, so that the law is on my side.

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