Summer Fundraiser

Hi everyone, 

I hope all have been safe through the times of Corona and continue to be safe.  I started this fundraiser as things are very difficult in Greece right now for refugees.  The island camps are inhumanly overcrowded, illegal pushbacks (Guardian report on disappearing refugees on Chios ) in the sea continue and evictions are happening leaving people who had found a little security - homeless and destitute. 

The pandemic has been hard for so many people - have some freedoms curtailed and the worry of the disease.  Imagine how hard this is in a refugee camp? Already your freedom of choice has been removed...  You cant isolate if you have no  home ... you can't wash you hands if you share a tap with hundreds of people - you can't  see a doctor when there is 1 for 2,000 vulnerable people. This is the reality on the ground in Greece.  If you haven't watched already - please watch.. Panorama Corona inside a Greek Refugee Camp

I don't know when I will be able to return to Greece, I will go as soon as is safe.  However, I am in touch with grass roots organisations and individuals in Greece who can help use any donations collected where its needed most.  So either way you know your donation however large or small will be spent carefully and with dignity.   As I always do, every penny will be accounted for and receipts received  for all money spent. 

One such organisation we will help support is Love Without Borders - you can hear founder Kayra Martinez deliver a passionate Tedx talk here Love without Borders TEDX talk .  Another is Refugee Biryani and Bananas, who have been on Chios thoughtout the pandemic. 

One love - keep safe, 
Emma

Donations

  • Darka Baric 
    • £10 
    • 11 d
  • Angela Walker 
    • £30 
    • 12 d
  • Penny Walker 
    • £20 
    • 12 d
  • Anonymous 
    • £100 
    • 12 d
  • Peter Worrall 
    • £100 
    • 12 d
See all

Organizer

Emma Horspool 
Organizer
Market Harborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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