Like many, we continue to watch with horror the unfolding crisis in the Middle East. The media coverage has largely moved on, but there are still millions of people who have lost everything, including their homes, belongings and dignity. Many have had their homes completely destroyed, and now find themselves living in camps or temporary accommodation. Many, especially women and girls, are still fearing for their lives, and find themselves vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Many lack the basics they need for hygiene and sanitation.
For the last three years we have partnered with Samara's Aid Appeal to organise a collection of aid for these people in desperate need.
People have been amazingly generous with clothing, bedding, toiletries, and all sorts of other essential items. For our most recent collection, it was great to see a number of children from St. Peter's School get involved and put together smiley bags for refugee children.
Our collections are now closed, and at the moment we can't say when the next one will happen. You can still give financially to the important work that Samara's Aid Appeal is doing. For more information visit their website at http://www.samarasaidappeal.org/giving.