From Juliet Stevenson
“You will have read so much in the media about the refugee crisis. Perhaps the greatest danger of all is that we are becoming inured to it, exhausted by a situation which seems to offer no solutions, in the face of the widespread failure of political will to find some.
But what’s real is that the suffering of hundreds of thousands of refugees all over Europe is tangible and ongoing. And when refugees are allowed into Britain, they need help in building their lives.
“Yes, but what can I do?” is a cry I often hear, and understandably.
But there is much you can do. The problem is vast and complex, but it does break down into component parts. And many of these parts are available to lend help to. I have been working these last months with remarkable organisations, Safe Passage, Young Roots, Islington Centre and Help Refugees, whom I have frequently witnessed working with real efficiency and integrity, with nothing wasted on bureaucracy or admin, delivering help directly to those who most need it with imagination, wisdom and efficacy.
These are the organisations we are seeking to raise money for.
There will much of a more practical nature to do, if you would like to, once more refugee children from Europe are finally allowed in, thanks to the Dubs amendment.
Please join us. We would love your help, ideas, skills and thoughts. There are many kinds of contribution you can make, and can encourage those in your workplace to make too.
Let’s come together over this, and see what we can achieve at this moment of greatest need for so many.”
on behalf of HIGHGATE HAS HEART.