Two years ago our school organised a huge collection of vital aid which was sent to a refugee camp in Greece. Amongst the items was warm clothing, sturdy footwear and blankets which were all invaluable in helping refugee families survive the harsh winters in their basic camps.
Unfortunately, the refugee crisis continues. Although the journey is often incredibly dangerous and conditions on these camps are horrendous people continue to arrive on a daily basis as the prospect of remaining in their homes is far worse.
Winters are particularly challenging. The camps in Greece can get very cold and waterlogged. People are in desperate need of warm clothing and basic commodities.
This winter our families were asked if they would like to get involved again. They were asked for donations of a ‘coat with a note’ for refugee children which would be transported and distributed to Vial camp which is on the Greek island of Chios.
What an overwhelming response!
Rhian Planchant who coordinated the appeal would like to say;