Sustainability is about far more than environmental policy and development; its a holistic way of thinking which integrates social empowerment and justice. A key issue in regards to social justice is the suffering of refugees migrating from Syria.
More than 750,000 refugee have arrived from Syria and other war torn nations
into mainland Europe. These refugees have left their homes with little food, clothes or shelter in the hope of finding a stable and improved quality of life.
Newbold members attended a TSI Moray lead refugee crisis meeting and felt compelled to help make a positive impact in alleviating the struggles of refugees. Newbold Members since have volunteered alongside Moray supports refugees.
Newbold Trust members Kirsty and myself joined local community volunteers Bas and Sallia at the sorting centre for Moray supports refugees. Newbold members and local volunteers helped sort and prioritise items for transport to refugee families most in need.
I was overwhelmed by the volume of donations from the Moray community. I feel that community and compassion are key in alleviating this human right struggle. If we work alongside our local communities and remain compassionate we can make a difference.
You can find out more about how you can help by visiting the Moray supports refugees Facebook page