30 May Creative Fundraising Event for Kitrinos Refugee Healthcare
Fell Edge farm
Come for music and food from many countries, fun, games, family friendly workshops, jamming, open mic, DJ’s till late, – camping overnight available
Moria in Lesvos is one of the worst camps in the world. It feels unsafe, 27 refugees are crowded into each shipping container. Adjacent containers may contain people from opposing sides in the war from which they have fled. For the 3000 people for whom there is no container, there are tents, night time temperatures can be -5C. They have intermittent electricity if they are lucky. They are frightened, traumatised, under-clothed and often penniless. Food queues last 3 hours. Queues for documents can take all day. 200 people a day queued for the Kitrinos doctors and 80 were seen. Primary medical care is almost entirely provided by volunteers.
Money donated to Kitrinos goes to the refugees, administrators and medical staff are volunteers so costs are minimal. The translators are refugees and are paid. New arrivals get no money for 8 weeks. Kitrinos provides their medication.
Details for the day:
There will be minibuses from Leeds and Bradford for displaced people to make it easier to join us. Contact points are: Bevan Well-being Centre (Bradford), Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel (Leeds).
2PM: Welcome! Tea & cakes
2PM-6PM: Activities, Weaving, Woodwork, Crafts, Children’s Games and Nature Trails
6PM: Persian Banquet
Raffle drawing! Prizes: 2 months membership to Ilkley Lawn Tennis Club, health treatments, wine, meals, coffee and cake. Raffle drawn by John Grogan MP.
7PM: Return minibuses
7PM-10PM: Open Mic, Storytelling. Fire with songs and burning logs with wishes
Please consider car-sharing if possible, especially due to limited parking at the event.
Nearest train station: Steeton and Silsden (£6.50 taxi to Fell Edge)
Bus: X84 from Leeds to Addingham. Get off at The Fleece, Addingham (£5 taxi to Fell Edge)
Steeton Taxis: 01535656566
Fell Edge contact number: 07926900683
Links for more info:
The waiting room, volunteers and translators taking initial histories