Hey Rainmaker. Hey Good Lady!
We, Akos, Christine, Danielle and Max, aka the Lappy Mondays, over the next 6 weeks are going to get our STEP ON as part of the Great Crowdfunder Walking Challenge and raise some serious money for the Refugee Council.
According to Google Maps, if you were to walk from Kabul to London it would be a 4,182 mile journey. Crowdfunder will be aiming to do just this. The Lappy Mondays will be walking at least 697 miles of this. Over 2 million steps, hey?! You're twistin' my melon man. That's a lot of steps! Yippee-ippee-ey-ey-ay-yey-yey!
Grab the maracas, we gotta get our groove on.
All money raised will go directly to the Refugee Council's Crisis Appeal so please give what you can.
Why are we raising money for the Refugee Council?
Refugees, including those fleeing Afghanistan, desperately need your support. They’ve lost everything they have. The heartbreak of leaving your home, your family, your friends or your career is devastating, so it’s vital that people receive care and support to survive and thrive once they’re here in the UK.
There was already a global refugee crisis before the fall of Kabul, but as a consequence of the latest events, our services are being squeezed. We’re seeing increased demand, particularly for urgent mental health care, as refugees struggle with the trauma and grief brought on by this crisis.
Refugee Council’s expert teams are working hard to help hundreds of Afghans including translators and military support staff who have made it to the UK. But this is just the start of what’s needed.
We need to welcome and support hundreds more refugees in our communities over the coming days and weeks. While the Government has pledged to resettle 20,000 Afghans in the UK over the next 5 years, many more are in imminent danger and will be making their own way to find safety.
Together we can welcome refugees and support them to rebuild their lives, from the moment they arrive in the UK.
They need our help more than ever before. Please donate today and you could help provide life-changing services for refugees arriving in the UK who have lost everything.
The Lappy Mondays;
You're twistin' my melon man.