Makers 4 Refugees
Back in early 2017 I was invited by my lovely Instagram friend and ceramicist Pippa Wilcox to join her incredible fund raising project called Makers 4 Refugees, a year long project bringing together a global collective of makers each creating work to raise money for the refugee charity Help Refugees a grass-root organisation providing aid for refugees across Europe and the Middle East.
My week selling a small-batch of limited edition Halcyon Candles and Tea-light Sets was 13th February, which raised just under £500. Now into week 17, thanks to the wonderful generosity of all the makers involved and the amazing support received, the fundraising total has already exceeded the target of £10,000 in just under 5 months.
When Pip asked if I'd like to be involved, this is why I didn't hesitate, this is the difference this money will make to the lives of some of the people currently living through such desperate times:
a meal for one person in Athens - 25p
a mosquito net for a family's tent in Greece - £10
a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes - £15
baby milk for one baby, for a week - £20
a buggy and cot - £25
a warm sleeping bag - £30
a refillable fire extinguisher - £35
the cost of a bread-maker and the ingredients for one person to make their own bread - £65 for the machine, 75p for ingredients for one person for the month
to support an unaccompanied child to live with a Greek family for a month - £400
fresh fruit and vegetables for 1 camp on average for 1 month - £2500
running a mobile sexual reproductive health clinic for a month - £5500
a rescue boat on the water for 30 days - £23,000
Makers 4 Refugees in a nutshell and why you should definitely be following along
There are 40+ global Makers across a variety of disciplines coming together to make a difference. Running from 6th Feb to 17th Dec 2017 one Maker per week is selling their work with ALL of the proceeds (less shipping - and website/PayPal processing fees where applicable) going to Help Refugees, via our Fundraising Page.
The website address for further information is www.pipwilcoxceramics.com
The line up is stellar so don't miss out. Find out more about all the makers involved