Greece, for reasons I don’t know, holds a special place in my heart. In my first year as a student I took a trip to Crete, travelling in a VW bus from northern Germany to Athens, via Austria, Yugoslavia, stopping over in Dubrovnik and then to Crete, visiting the famous caves in Kalamata where all the Hippies lived.
I returned to Greece 4 years ago, and was touched by the warmth and hospitality of the people. Most amazing, Crete was under occupation by the Germans in World War II and still, I never experienced any hostility during my visits.
Although the financial difficulties and dealing with the arrival of refugees is no longer making headlines, the people of Greece still carry a big burden. Would it not be lovely, that we, who live in the UK, one of the biggest economies on this earth, would share some of our wealth to support a Greek orphanage in the small Greek town of Drama. What a wonderful thing to give orphaned children shoes. These were purchased from our previous fund-raising event and were so desperately needed that the woman in charge cried when they were delivered.
A great opportunity to come together and link communities
Location: The Quaker Centre, Downhead Park
Saturday 27th May – *CANCELLED* next dates to be advised shortly
9.15am – 12.30pm
1st day of Ramadan. Focus on freeing the spine
In honour of Ramadan, the morning will cover the theme of the universal human nature of mindfulness.
This will be a secular practice touching upon our common human nature. The movements of the spine can help us to be free in our relationship with other people.
Please come to all or some of the mornings events.
e-mail: email@example.com to let us know you are coming
Donations can be made via cash, bank transfer or cheque (please e-mail for bank transfer details).