2016 has been a year of upheaval, creating a feeling of uncertainty around the world. Despite the headlines focusing on Brexit and Trump, we want to support those that continue to suffer the greatest upheaval of all.
I was lucky enough to visit Syria back in 2009. The strong memories of Syria’s beauty break my heart as I think this conflict is now heading into its 6th year. I feel very saddened by some of the reactions to refugees and worry that people forget that those fleeing from conflict are just like me & you. I’ve been fortunate enough to volunteer with the Refugee Council in recent months, which has given me a greater understanding of the hardships refugees face. Having been forced to leave their homes and make a treacherous journey, the biggest challenge is often surviving here, in a hostile environment with very little support.
That’s why this Christmas we have partnered with HELP REFUGEES, an amazing charity working with refugees across Europe and beyond. Starting with a social media campaign in 2015, HELP REFUGEES has now delivered over 65 projects in Greece. Paris, Turkey, Syria and Lebanon.
To raise money, we are selling their very cool T-shirts and sweaters – made in India using organic cotton – with the amazing logo #CHOOSELOVE. All the profits will be donated to the charity so you can be sure that your gifts for family and friends will be supporting those away from home this Christmas.
As a challenging year comes to an end, let’s not point fingers or blame others. Instead lets #CHOOSELOVE!