Knowing that if we were in the same position we would do anything we could to survive, a group of students have decided we want to help. There are currently seven of us in total from across England, including Birmingham, Swansea and Southampton. Unable to make it across to the front lines of the crisis ourselves, we have come up with a plan to both raise funds for the resources and awareness for the refugees and their struggle to survive.
Starting from the 21st of July we will walk from Lands’ End, Cornwall, UK to Dover, Kent, UK. A total of around 360 miles according to Google Maps, it is only a seventh of the journey from Syria to Calais where thousands have taken up camp in the unhygienic and diabolical conditions of the ‘Calais Jungle’. Living out of tents and the bags on our backs for three weeks is of course only a minor sacrifice in comparison to that of the refugees, who have literally been bombed out of house and home.
All funds raised will go directly to the front lines and the volunteers with the British Red Cross refugee appeal to provide shelter, medical care and food to the refugees who are threatened not only by war but by starvation and exhaustion. To allow all funds to be donated to the cause, they will go into a specially set up personal current account and transferred direct to the British Red Cross refugee appeal outside of GoFundMe.
Please help to save the lives of adults and children at the heart of this crisis. We appreciate any amount of sponsorship you can give. On behalf of myself, the British Red Cross and the rest of the group from LandDover 360, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reading and sponsoring us!
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