Gift of Change

By Mary Greensmith

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Rufugees in Samos

In Samos in Greece, there are now more than 8000 men, women and children living in a camp for 600 people. The 'We Are One' Centre provides a restbite for women and their babies to take some "time out" from the appalling conditions in the camp.

But there’s a problem

As the temperatures lower, the risks of fire in the camp increase as the refugees use heaters to try to keep warm. The tents rip in the wind, they have no beds just blankets to lie on and sleeping bags to keep warm.  Because the camp is full there are hundreds of tents in an unofficial camp spread across the hillside.  There are no facilities here and as tensions run high, it is not a safe place to be.

Resources are limited. Food, clothing, hot water and medical care are provided by the Non Government organisations working in the town.  The refugees spend all day in queues to receive what help they can. 

Here’s what we’re doing about it

We are raising money for additional resources much needed at the 'We Are One Centre'.   We are the only ALL WOMAN centre in the area and we provide a safe space for a few hours a day. 


We need money for:
Natural herbal and homeopathic remedies for parasites and skin infections,
Shampoos and soaps,

Remedies to help with grief, trauma and anxiety.

Natural medicines for coughs, colds, flu, ear ache and asthma.

First Aid kits
Packs for new babies including nappies. (They are given 5 nappies a week per baby at the camp),

Printing equipment to print advice/instructions in 6+ languages (also to make copies of ID papers ripped and wet from being in a camp) without these they cannot get any additional help from the charities here.

Wool, material, needles and thread to make and mend clothes and blankets

Cooking equipment

Washing Machine

You can join us

Help Us Raise the £5000 we need for immediate remedies and kits to help these people survive the winter

And click throught to see how else you might be able to help us right now.

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Mary Greensmith