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Niall's paintings

Niall MacCrann

Dublin

About this campaign

For the next while, I'm donating a percentage of the list price on my paintings (https://www.niallmaccrannpainting.com/) to Help Refugees.

As well inflicting a death toll of roughly half a million (including 55,000 children), the war in Syria alone has displaced around 12 million people, many of whom are now stuck in hellish refugee camps across Europe and the Middle East. Particularly vulnerable are the thousands of unaccompanied children among them. More generally, left-behind people are being even more left behind at the moment, and it's vital we protect their human rights and provide them essential supplies.

Help Refugees do a brilliant job of this, providing aid and advocacy for refugees around the world. I volunteered with them a few years ago at the Calais "jungle" camp, and while the humanitarian situation was utterly depressing and chastening, I was totally inspired by the organization and the efforts of Help Refugees. I've been fortunate enough to work with remarkable people as an astrophysicist, but I was just as blown away by the creativity, dedication and all-round brilliance of those working at Help Refugees. 

A reasonable concern is whether I'm using a charitable cause to promote my art here. A couple of comments on this. It works both ways - I am also promoting the charitable cause, which I hope provides some benefit beyond just the money raised. This wouldn't be the case if I donated the percentage anonymously. However, I totally understand if it makes you uncomfortable; if this is the case I'd encourage you to donate directly to refugee charities, and/or support other artists, who also need it at this difficult time.

Recent donations

€25

Lucas S donated to Niall's paintings

3 months ago

€25

Agnes M donated to Niall's paintings

4 months, 4 weeks ago

£322

Niall M donated to Niall's paintings

5 months ago

€50

Agnes M donated to Niall's paintings

1 year, 1 month ago

€249

Niall M donated to Niall's paintings

1 year, 2 months ago