I was down in Greece with my uncle helping refugees

“I was down in Greece with my uncle helping refugees and along with the regular voluntary jobs, we set up a gym and entry-level music making workshops to keep people’s minds and bodies active. Doing that I made so many friends, not just with the people we worked with but their families too. After I got back we found out that one of the families got placed in Ireland. The road to get them here wasn’t easy. It took almost two years on camp until they finally arrived, so I was delighted to meet them again. I wanted to introduce them to my friends so one day three of us went to see them. When we met the parents we asked if there is anything they need or we could do to help? They were so humble; they could’ve asked for anything but all they wanted was for us to bring their children out for a day as they spent weeks as a family in one hotel room where there was absolutely nothing to do. So we got the cars and we took them to Clonfert Pet Farm for a day out.”

“I’ve worked with children for over ten years but I have never seen any so excited and happy…”

“Spending the day with them, and seeing the shine in their eyes, left us with some very strong feelings and a want to help.”

“So we decided to set up a fundraiser and committed to do some challenges to raise funds and awareness for the ongoing wave of refugees from Syria. It includes a 12km ‘Hell & Back’ challenge, a Parachute Jump and an over 1000km cycle down to Greece to start volunteering. We’ve almost reached our goal, we just need that little push over the finish line.”


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