Lesvos: a time for giving

Back in October, a group of Roséens travelled to Lesvos, one of Europe’s largest refugee camps, to volunteer in the community and offer help where needed. The trip consisted of loading and unloading aid trucks, helping sort donations, distributing goods to the community and talking with refugees to understand where help was required. Upon their return to Le Rosey and conscious of the fast-approaching colder weather, they were determined to continue their contribution from afar. A call went out to staff and students for donations to be placed in a shipping container on campus and then transported across to the camp to help to refugees in the harsh winter conditions. In total, no fewer than 502 boxes were loaded and sent to Lesvos, including 404 boxes of used clothing; 53 boxes of blankets, duvets, sleeping bags, sheets and towels; 16 boxes of shoes and boots; 19 boxes of books; three boxes of toiletries and cash donations. A remarkable effort from the entire community for their solidarity with those who are less fortunate than we are.

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