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  • Migrants walk on a railway track at a makeshift camp on the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece March 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

What do we want to do?

We want to raise £3,000 to help volunteers on the frontline of the refugee crisis in Greece bring some joy and stability to the refugees in camps across Greece this Christmas.

FUNDRAISE

We want to raise £3,000 to split between 3 charities who work in the Greek refugee camps and you can help.

DOCTORS OF THE WORLD

Provide medical assistance in refugee camps, treating refugees and providing medical supplies.

KOS KINDNESS

They assist with refugees arriving by dingy from Turkey, help in the refugee camp in Kos and provide essentials.

Samos volunteers

Volunteers work in the refugee camp, teaching children, distributing clothes and running activities for refugee families.

What is the Kos Refugee Christmas Appeal

My name is Olivia and I started the Kos Refugee Christmas Appeal in October 2015. Following a summer holiday to Kos in 2015 where I witnessed the refugee crisis unfolding on the tiny Greek island and I wanted to do something to help. Not only are the refugees embarking on the most treacherous of journey's, but the volunteers on the front line are working in horrendous conditions to try and help the refugees. In 2015 we sent 924 bags, divided up into age groups, of essential items and small gifts to be distributed out to the refugees over the Christmas period. However, the nature of the crisis has changed in 2016. After the agreement was made between the EU and Turkey whereby Greece sent refugees back to Turkey, far less started arriving by boat. Instead, the numbers in refugee camps in Kos and across the rest of Greece were at an all time high as many European countries shut their borders and refugees were unable to move on any further. This meant more aid and supplies were required in the refugee camps. This year's appeal focuses on fundraising to help 3 of the charities who are all volunteers and are working on the front line of the crisis in the camps providing emergency support, teaching, shelter, clothing and medical supplies. The charities we are fundraising for are Doctors of the World, Samos Volunteers and Kos Kindness. You can help us reach our target of £3,000 to split between these 3 amazing charities. Each needs support to make sure they've got enough supplies to maintain support in the refugee camps at Christmas. You can donate, run a fundraiser on our behalf, donate a prize to our auction, bid on our auction prizes or sponsor our project. Please help us this Christmas to provide essential funding to these 3 charities and in turn bring some stability and happiness to the lives of these refugees. Thank you!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

If you would like to be part of this campaign, then we welcome your support in any way, shape or form. Together we stand a chance to make a little difference. Here are some of the ways that you can help!

MAKE A DONATION

We want to raise £3,000 and any donations to our crowdfunding page will be hugely appreciated. No matter how small or large, your donation will help make a difference.

BE A SPONSOR

You can be a sponsor of our project! Donate £100 or £200 today and in return we will promote your company on our website, Facebook page and leaflets.

ONLINE AUCTION

You can donate a prize to it or you can bid on the prizes! We hope to have a great selection of prizes that will make perfect Christmas gifts or a special treat for yourself!

RUN A FUNDRAISER

We need as much help as we can get to raise £3,000 so get some friends together and run a cake sale, raffle or coffee morning on behalf of our appeal!

Services

MAKE A DONATION

All money raised will go towards our £3,000 target and be split between our 3 charities!

Donation link coming soon!

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