“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
Maya Angelou.

I am grateful for the safety and security that I can call my home and I am challenged and moved by the plight of people who are not in the same position as myself, who are not safe, who do not have shelter and have lost the place they once considered 'home'.

Hope and Aid Direct raises vital funds to help refugees in crisis, they are a worthwhile humanitarian aid charity, that delivers basic life-saving aid to vulnerable people across Europe. I feel privileged to help raise vital funds for such a charity, and in the wake of the recent Afghanistan crisis, the need to help in some capacity, resonates even deeper.

Maria Merridan