Wroxham siblings build playgrounds and shelters in Greek refugee camps

(Back row L-R) Freddie Egan working on a previous Timber Project with Eddie Cantley and Chris Moore.

(Back row L-R) Freddie Egan working on a previous Timber Project with Eddie Cantley and Chris Moore. (Front row L-R) Katrin Collinson and Kirsty Scott - Credit: Archant

Siblings Freddie and Rosie Egan are travelling to Greece to work with the Timber Project, a charity dedicated to building refugee shelters and playgrounds in Greece.

The project was started by Kirsty Scott and Chris Moore, who quit their jobs in Bristol to move to the Greek shoreline in aid of the crisis.

Freddy, who went to university with the pair, was invited out to Greece given his experience as a landscape architect.

Sister Rosie is now joining him with the project, flying out to Greece yesterday, where they will spend a week building the constuctions.

Rosie, who is 24, said: 'We just want to make it as nice as possible for the refugees after what they've been through.

'It just allows the children to be children again.'

The Egan siblings both work for their family's treehouse and playground construction business CAPCO, and felt their specialised skills could help.

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'There are a lot of desperate children out there,' Rosie continued. 'I just wanted to help.'

Freddie and Rosie are both taking time off work to help in the project, and have started a JustGiving page to raise funds to buy materials for the playground.

'We're at 129 percent of our target,' Miss Egan said. 'Anything we don't need for materials will go to the TimberProject.'

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