Mr C. Minion, House System Leader, writes:
What is Lighthouse Relief?
Lighthouse Relief was founded in 2015, at a time when thousands of refugees were arriving on the Greek island of Lesvos every day. These refugees were forced to leave their home countries because of war and devastating conflict.
Three years later, the team of skilled volunteers continue to provide immediate humanitarian relief for those landing on the north shore of the island, as well as longer-term programming for young people and children in Ritsona refugee camp in mainland Greece.
The team first met in September 2015 as a small group of independent volunteers in a tiny fishing village on the North Eastern shore of Lesvos, where thousands of refugees were arriving every day in rubber dinghies.
They quickly became one of the first organisations to offer coordination and structured emergency response to the area, and to support the most vulnerable cases, particularly helping women and children.
What can we do to help?
We can help by offering supplies for things that the refugees have left behind and really need.
- Empty suitcases
- Any Clothing mainly summer clothing (no underwear) but anything else in good wearable condition
- Colouring books and pens
- Card games for kids
- Year 11 boys’ trainers and shorts are particularly needed
If a tutor group organises a collection together points will be doubled.
All donations to be brought down to Mr Minion in the sports hall where I will arrange the items being taken over to the refugee camp in Ritsona. Many thanks for any support you can give.