An amazing new charity started life a few short months ago.. Massive Outpouring of Love... (The refugee charity) The concept is simple... Do what you can. When presented with the massive problem of millions of people being displaced in Europe what can a few people in Dumfries do. The answer is, in the grand scheme, not a lot.
For Massive Outpouring Of Love (MOOL) Facebook page click here
However, to quote a story I heard a long time ago about a little boy walking along a beach that was covered in a mass of thousands of dying starfish.. the little boy began frantically picking them up one by one and throwing them back in the sea. His granddad said "stop, what's the point son, you can't help them there are too many, you can't make a difference here". The tearful boy threw the starfish he was holding back in the water... and he said "well it made a difference to that one". The point is when presented with an overwhelming problem its better to do "something" no matter how small it seems in comparison to the problem, than to stand by and do nothing at all.
Maidens of Music support MOOL in what they are doing and funds raised through the festival will be given to support their work.