Stoves for Refugees

€5,155 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 39 months


Hi I'm Freya Lawton and I've spent the last  week as a volunteer at the Calais Refugee Camp. As winter draws in the already awful conditions in the camp are worsening. Thousands of refugees, including many women and children are facing freezing nights with little or no shelter, cooking facilities, hot water or showers. But you can help to make them more comfortable.

I've been looking at all the options to provide warmth and cooking facilities for the refugees? The best solution is to provide a robust designed rocket stove along with supplies of kindling to burn. The stoves  burn efficiently so they reduce smoke and use minimal fuel to cook on or boil water for drinks or washing. This is vitally important as there are no showers on the camp and only a few cold water taps for 7,000 people. 

I' expectations researched all the stoves on the market and even looked at options to fabricate stoves on site. The best option is the Ezystove made in the uk. The guys that make it usually sell them for €82 but have made the hugely generous decision to offer them to us at cost price of just €35 each.

Each stove will cost just €35 and can provide hot water and warm food for a small group of refugees. 


This simple little stove will help  to provide hot meals and a little comfort and warmth for these people that have lost everything and currently face a prolonged stay in the appalling conditions of the makeshift camp. 

Please help provide this most basic of needs for the refugees. 

None of us can fix everything but we can all do something to make a difference to the lives of those that now face such a desparate situation. 

We are all in this together and together we can make all the difference in the world.

Much love.

Freya x
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An hour to go before Christmas Day and we have raised over €5,000 for people living in the Calais refugee camp. This is not just a financial achievement it's so much more than that. It's a sign of hope - that compassion is stronger than fear. That we choose to live in a world where the lives of others matter, where fear will not win,where humanity will be our guiding light. Thank you, everyone, for caring, Freya
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As we end 2015 and move towards 2016 we each face the most significant choice of our lives. Fear and separation or compassion and unity. I choose compassion because it is the only thing that really matters. A world without it is not one I wish to live in. What about you? Xxxxxx
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Thank you to everyone that has kindly supported this campaign to make the conditions in the Calais refugee camp a little more bearable. Christmas Eve and you have given almost €5,000. If you could share this we may even reach the €5,000 before Christmas Day. Thank you so much for showing your humanity for people facing such an awful situation. love, Freya
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Over €3,000 euros has been donated to help provide cooking and heating equipment for the refugees. Thanks so much. People are even donating their Christmas present budgets or making a donation as a gift for a loved on. What an amazing gift? Helping other human beings many whom have lost everything and have nothing to return to and now face life in the appalling conditions of the camps at Calais and Dunkirk. Please share and help if you can. Much love, Freya
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€5,155 of €5,000 goal

Raised by 86 people in 39 months
Created November 29, 2015
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€70
Anonymous
38 months ago
AT
€105
Alexandra Thompson
38 months ago (Offline Donation)
€245
Anonymous
38 months ago
HR
€35
Heather Rice
38 months ago

Well done Freya on all you are doing, I wish i could give more but hopefully this will get another stove for your project. Keep safe, Solstice Blessings, Love Heather and family

€25
Anonymous
38 months ago
MC
€50
Margaret Cronin
38 months ago

Dear Freya. Your work is Truly inspiring xx

€35
Philippa Francis
38 months ago

This is a time for sharing warmth with everyone.

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