We’d all heard about the thousands of refugees stuck in very precarious conditions in Greece. Alongside many other volunteers, we decided we’d have a go at helping those in need in Athens.

Dates: 4th to 14th of April 2017

Where? Athens and surroundings, Greece

What to do? We performed our new puppetry show 12 times, to refugee children and youth, in contrasting locations. Refugee centers, military camps, shelters for unaccompanied minors, community centers, even central parks… Athens’ sporadic but dedicated volunteers run what the Greek government is struggling to cope with. We had an incredibly inspiring time.

The team: Leah Gayer, Mhairi Gayer, Valerie Sanders, Jessica Rhodes, Isabella Brownson, Elisabeth Swedlund, Edward Holmes