The games are over and with the Paralympics round the corner, we’re asking you to help support Greece – the troubled birthplace of The Olympics.
The campaign called, F**k This I’m Off To Greece is live and is rallying for Britons to support Greece by buying specially designed t-shirts, and donating directly to the healthcare charity Doctors of the World, through the dedicated Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ftiotg
The charity Doctors of the World has a free healthcare drop-in clinic in Perama, Greece. Originally set up to help struggling migrants access healthcare, it is now seeing over 80% of Greek people, as the country’s health system is in collapse.
Nikitas Kanakis, President of Doctors of the World Greece, said: “The numbers are shocking, around 20 percent of Greeks are living a desperate existence. The number of Greeks seeking survival at community kitchens and medical centres has quadrupled, the number of homeless and those in temporary shelter has tripled. ... We are talking about the start of a humanitarian crisis.”
Donations to the charity can be made online to a Just Giving page and via sales of a specially designed t-shirt through the Facebook page. The campaign is being run as non-profit and all the proceeds are going directly to Doctors of the World in Greece.