Today, on Black Friday, 27th November 2015, Papermash is taking part in BRIGHT FRIDAY, when we will be donating 15% of our sales to Doctors of the World UK, a charity which offers healthcare to refugees across Europe, including the Calais camps as well as in Germany and the Greek Islands. If you don't want to make a purchase, we'd love for you to support our charity today by texting DOCTOR to 70660 to donate £3 directly to them. (Plus network charge.)
"Doctors of the World UK, part of the international Medecins du Monde network, believes in a world in which all vulnerable people receive healthcare whether they are affected by poverty, exclusion, war, natural disasters or disease. We are a unique organisation, delivering both UK and international programmes, that aim to address long-term problems rather than quick fixes.
In 2014, the Doctors of the World UK Bethnal Green Clinic performed 1,454 basic healthcare consultations for some of the most vulnerable people in society.
Doctors of the World is also currently providing an array of vital medical services to refugees through teams of doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers across key locations such as the Greek islands of Chios, Lesbos and Tilos, in the Calais 'Jungle' camp where we have been for over 12 months, and Germany, where many refugees arrive exhausted and suffering from chronic conditions and trauma.
By supporting Bright Friday you are directly helping refugees, who are fleeing conflicts and war zones and are in search of a better life, even more urgent as we move into the winter and conditions deteriorate. To find out more please visit Doctors of the World UK." Leigh Daynes, Executive Director, Doctors of the World UK.
Our friends and independent designers Sian Zeng and Chocolate Creative are also taking part - visit the Bright Friday website for more details. We'd love you to help spread the word! Shop now to support this initiative today.
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