Hang on, what is going on with Camilla and Jamie right now?!
They are goals
Usually ex-Love Islanders use their short term fame for Instagram promotions or doing meet and greets in Poundland, raking in money in any way that they can.
But, Camilla and Jamie have used their popularity to promote a humanitarian mission, which aims to help homeless refugees in Greece. Is anyone even surprised?
We fell in love with them as soon as they both realised they loved 'Sapiens' on their first date. And since that slow dance on the Spanish mountain top with the live music in the background, they've held a special place in the nation's hearts.
Day two. Today we were working with the #soulfoodkitchen prepping and packing meals which we then drove around and distributed throughout the streets of Thessaloniki. We met multiple homeless refugees and visited their temporary homes, we were even cooked for after being given a tour of a particular groups makeshift settlement. What a day. @indigovolunteers @hollypenalver @helprefugeesuk
Jamie and Camilla documented their trip in Thessaloniki two weeks ago. While they were there, they helped out with making food in refugee camps and listened to the stories of those who risked their lives by making the difficult trip overseas.
Yesterday @indigovolunteers arranged for us to join @intervolvegr volunteers at Larissa camp. While I was in one of the communal areas, two teenage girls came in to chat and play music. Amongst other songs they played Despacito and as happy a moment as it was, it was also a stark reminder that the people affected by this crisis are you and I born in another place at another time. These young ladies won't go out with their friends to see a film tonight, they won't be able to go to the shops this weekend – they will go back to their makeshift home in a container, a home that was meant to be temporary but is starting to feel scarily permanent. It was the saddest happy day, watching the children enjoying Jamie's obstacle course, knowing that instead of a life full of the chances they deserve, they will wake up to the same day in the same place for who knows how long. They have already experienced immense hardship back home and on their travels, and now they continue to be affected by the traumatising reality of feeling stuck in a place with no hope. It is organisations like InterVolve that are providing activities and services that bring hope, dignity and purpose to individuals that should never had these basic rights taken from them. A lot of the incredible volunteers we met through the day originally came for a few weeks and have ended up staying months. They chose to open their eyes to what is happening here, and I have the utmost respect for their tireless work day in day out to make a very real difference. Many of the grassroots organisations here (including InterVolve) receive their funding from @helprefugeesuk, and without them so many crucial projects would not take place. If you wish to support them and #chooselove, please go to @asos where you can buy a #chooselove t-shirt – all proceeds go towards helping refugees across Europe and in the Middle East. #indigovolunteers #chooselove #HelpRefugeesUK
We were incredibly lucky today to have the opportunity to volunteer with A Drop in the Ocean (@drapenihavet) in Nea Kavala camp. This incredible organisation abides by true humanitarian principles, delivering essential food and clothing in a dignified manner under difficult circumstances. Our whole trip has been coordinated by the amazing @hollypenalver founder of @indigovolunteers, and after an exceptional day one we are so excited to see what the rest of the week will bring. We will be keeping you updated on a daily basis, and will provide full information on how you can get involved in a short documentary when we get back 💛📽 @jamiejewitt_ #indigovolunteers #drapenihavet #HelpRefugeesUK #volunteer
Day 3, Larissa camp. Home to mostly families including approximately 350 children aged 0-18 years Larissa was a particularly hard situation to get our heads around. Seeing this many young children living in these conditions really drove home the importance of the work that the grass roots and bigger organisations alike do here. After setting up an obstacle course for the youngsters, playing where's wally in the library and teaching the guitar to those interested it became apparent how much the kids and adults here appreciated the structure and attempt at normality groups like @helprefugeesuk @indigovolunteers And @intervolvegr provide, along with all of the supplies and support, Please help show your support by following and spreading the word. You can also buy @helprefugees #chooselove t-shirts from @asos and the proceeds will be donated to help refugees across Europe and in the Middle East.
And people are fully here for it, appreciating the fact that Cam and Jamie are out there raising awareness for those in need.
i did not follow love island at all but camilla and jamie usin their fame to shed light on the refugee crisis is SO important
— Shannon 🌹 (@shnnnjzzrd) August 16, 2017
Amazing how most of the love island cast are promoting clothes, etc whereas jamie and camilla are helping the environment & homeless 👏🏽
— Rhi (@rhiannonpricee) August 22, 2017