|Dear friends and supporters,|
September is back!
Here is a little update… because
WE NEED TO ACT
The Olive Grove
Over the summer the situation on the Greek Islands has been worsening. People are arriving in dinghies every day. Just the second week of September on Lesvos alone, 26 boats arrived 914 refugees. And this is an ‘ordinary’ week, the previous week, again on Lesvos alone, 1258 people had arrived. To give you an idea there are now 10 400 people in Moria camp, a camp that should welcome no more than 3000 people, the camp on Samos is eight ties above capacity (over 4900 people for a capacity of 648) and the camp on Chios, ready to receive 1000 persons, is home for 3200.
Men, women and children have nothing, new arrivants sleep on the bare ground, between alleys of tents and containers, or in the olive grove nearby (which 3420 people now call home) with no sleeping bags, no mats, no tents. And the weather will soon turn…Three Peas will organise a South West London collection this autumn, date tbc, and while we organise that, we wanted to ask you to check your cupboards and wardrobes and hold on to any good quality :-winter clothes -winter shoes (no heels)-tents -sleeping bags-mats (yes, yoga mats too!) -baby beds/prams
In the meantime, we are also sending emergency funds to Attika (with whom we work closely and are in touch with on a daily basis) for them to locally buy tents and blankets. If you can make a donation to help us towards this special fund please do so HERE If you know someone who works for a hygiene product company (shampoo, pads, nappies, soap etc) or indeed tent, bags, outdoors etc please ask them if their company could give end-of-line products or seconds, or put us in touch! firstname.lastname@example.org
A CONCERT Are you a singer? Would you like to perform? Join the Ramirez Misa Criolla-from-Scratch event in aid of Three Peas!You will be guided through rehearse all day (10.30-4.30pm) before performing from 5 to 6pm. If you would like to take part, it is essential to contact Juliet Hornby Juliethornby@yahoo.co.ukIf you’d rather simply attend the performance, just turn up! A five pound donation will be collected on the door.
And yeah! Our wonderful Jem Stone’s Village Disco in aid of Three Peas is back! This much awaited event will take place on the first day of spring,
Saturday 21st March 2020
May we remind you? If you don’t have a copy yet, do run to your next indie and get your hands on Kind (or online at wordery online book shop), a book all about kindness illustrated by 38 wonderful illustrators. For every copy sold, Three Peas will get a pound. Do spread the word, it
Get your copy now and support us. One pound from the sale of each copy goes to Three Peas. OTHERS If you love art and are around South West London, the Environment Trust is hosting its annual art sale this weekend 28th 29th September.More info here secret art sale