My kind hearted, generous, morally upstanding brother Oliver has been sentenced to four months in prison, serving a minimum of two for his part in the Insulate Britain campaign. Olly acted to protect the most vulnerable in society, to create a safer world for future generations and for this he is being punished. The government would rather send peaceful protesters to prison than act to insulate homes and mitigate the effects of the climate crisis that we are in.
Olly is a self-employed carpenter. At the beginning of this year he lost the sight in his right eye in a bicycle accident. His earnings have also been massively affected by the pandemic which took away all of his business for many months as he had been predominantly making theatre sets. He has no savings and we desperately need to cover Olly's rent while he is in prison and for a couple of months afterwards as it will take a while for him to get back on his feet with work.
I have calculated £700 p/m rent for six months, plus some for workshop and expenses when he gets out. Anything extra raised will go to helping any of the others also imprisoned if they need it.
Britain is one of the richest countries in the world, yet 8500 people will die from cold in their homes this winter. An estimated three million are living in fuel poverty which affects around 5 million children. Many of these people face a daily choice between heating and eating.
I'm so proud of my brave brother for standing up for the most vulnerable in society and trying to instigate some kind of change. If you can help out with any kind of donation we would be SO grateful.
Thank you, peace and love,