Save Syria's children

I’ve watched as you have, the many images of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, devastated by the deaths, the desperation, the sadness.

It has felt unreal, not graspable, too far from us to fully understand until now.  That photo of 3 year old Aylan Kurdi washed up on the beach will never leave me. It will never leave us.

It is utterly heartbreaking and made me stop in my tracks, cry my eyes out, and it finally hit home, this tragedy cannot be escaped, these many people need to helped.

This could have been us. This could have happened to my own children.

My youngest son Alexander turns 3 in 2 weeks.

This could have been him.

We could have been fleeing a war torn country, my parents’ own country of Cyprus had a civil war in 74 and is still the only divided capital in the world. Thousands died from both sides.

I was lucky that my family had already emigrated to the UK, that I, nor my own children were affected by war.

..It is time to acknowledge the dire situation in Syria. It is time to do something.

Please help.

There’s lots that you could do from the comfort of your own home.

Please don’t turn a blind eye.

Do something to help.

Anything.

Whatever you decide, don’t choose apathy.

Save the Children’s #SaveSyriasChildren campaign to donate £5 please text SYRIA to 70008 or any other charity helping Syria.

I’ve donated.

Please also take a photo with your child/ren with the words, ‘It Could Have Been Me/Us  #savesyriaschildren’ and help spread the word on social media and on your blog if you have one.

Watch the video of many bloggers’ children posting their own images. It’s a moving film.

You can make a difference.

Thank you.

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25 Responses

  1. Sheena Neil

    I find this topic so sad and to think their president lasted this long is crazy. This is such a great post, inspiring and making me want to do something to help out. #SaveSyriasChildren #TheList

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  2. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    I love it when bloggers use their platform to help others, anyone in anyway. Especially for the children. My heart breaks.
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  3. John Milnes

    This could have been anyone of us. All it takes is something catastrophic and we are just like them.

    Floods, fire, we lose our home. It brings it back home and too close for comfort.

    Thanks for sharing.

    John.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, me too. My friends and family have donated and several said they had on social media, so proud of the community coming together on this devastating cause. Thank you for your donating x

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  4. MEl

    Such a sad, tragic event. I really hope the blogging community getting together to raise awareness and funds helps lots of people.
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  5. Kass

    Thanks so much for helping raise awareness. I have written a post on my wee blog. Have a great day. Heralteredheart@blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Polly @ Our Seaside Baby

    Thanks so much for bringing attention to this Vicki. I’ve also written a post, it’s a subject close to my heart and I hope we can all continue to spread the word xx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks sweetie, so proud of us all coming together to help this heartbreaking crisis x
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  7. Wave to Mummy

    What a beautiful post. I have joined too to help spread to word.
    Wave to Mummy recently posted…It could have been me: Save Syria’s ChildrenMy Profile

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  8. Lizzie Roles

    Couldn’t have said it better Vicki, you are so right in all you say here. It’s great that people are donating but also great that people may have their minds changed, to see these people as refugees in real need of our help and support and most of all, understanding! Lizzie xo
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  9. Alexandra @imeverymum

    What a beautiful post Vicki, and it shows how easily this could be any one of us, or our ancestors, let’s hope raising this awareness prevents it from being our descendants xxx #SaveSyriasChildren
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  10. Michelle

    I’ve been saying for years that it’s only geography. This could be us we have to get the govts of “our planet” to act now! Borders are ridiculous, we are living on one planet & there is plenty of money & food going to waste! The inequality needs addressing it’s a shame it takes the photo of a dead child to make us take notice because let’s be honest there have been many dead children in this sad state of affairs. If I was in this situation I’d be doing whatever it takes to get my children out too, nobody puts their child in danger unless the danger they’re leaving behind is far greater!

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    • honestmum

      I totally agree Michelle and I hope everyone donates. There is too much tragedy in this world and too much apathy, thank you for your wise comment x

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  11. Mummy Tries

    Beautiful post to highlight this truly worthy and utterly vital cause. Thanks for sharing and bringing it to everyone’s attention Vicki xx
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    • honestmum

      Thank you darling for your support, wonderful to see the blogging community come together to help this vital cause, much love x

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