I've been thinking about this all day, how can I write about this, something I actually have no idea about? 

BUT what I do know is this...

The last few weeks my Facebook and Twitter have been full of photos and videos of Syria's Refugees. And I shan't lie, many I have scrolled straight past, as I am sure you have yourself...

Then during the last few days I have started preparing for back to school. And to be honest I havent really been around on social media much. And my TV? Well that's constantly on Cbeebies or CBBC...or maybe one of my many recorded shows, so I can say that the situation in Syria was put to the back of my mind.

Back to school...something that seems so big in our life's. The 'back to school' prep...Yet over in a country 2264 miles away another parent, like myself and you...was preparing to escape their war torn country.

Wednesday night I, like you, tucked my children into their safe, warm bed whilst another parent, like me and you, was piling their family onto a boat, in the hope to reach safe land. In the hope of enabling their children a SAFE childhood. 

But then on Thursday morning, as I was getting my children ready for their first day back at school, as many of us did, I was shocked by images all over the newspapers, all over Facebook, of little Aylan's washed up body on a beach in Turkey. I don't need to post that image here, we have all seen it. We have all been shocked by it, and now we all need to help do something about it. 

You can donate via text by texting 70008 and the word SYRIA to donate £5 (Save The Children T&C's)

You can donate online via the Save The Children Syria Appeal

How about sending a parcel of your children's grown out clothes? Or a care package? 

There's lots that you could do from the comfort of your own home.

Please don't turn a blind eye. 

Do Something to help.


Whatever you decide, don't choose apathy.

1 comment:

  1. I've been thinking about this a lot - why did that one image affect us all so much when we already knew of the thousands of deaths this year? And I think some of it is because the media really pushed it this time, but I think mostly it is because we see that image and automatically think of our own child/ren, we can begin to comprehend the immense loss of a single life... it puts it into a context we can begin to grasp, because it is so unlike our lives we simply haven't understood it before. Does that make sense?


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