A set of four beautiful hair clips that could also be used as brooches.
The flowers are hand crafted from felt and placed on top of silver tone crocodile clips.
These have been generously donated by ‘Little bowtique’
Starting bid £2
(To bid just place the amount in the comments box below)
Postage will cost a nominal fee of 50p to anywhere in the Uk or the rest of Europe.
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Ok folks, our Auction is now on! lots of things will be added throughout the day and it will close at 12 midnight (gmt)
The auction will be taking place over on our fb page so do head over and take a look! All money raised will be used to buy food for needy families. Lots of things have low starting prices and every penny will make a difference to those that don’t even have enough to eat.
I realise that not everyone is a fan of facebook so, I will also add some auction items here which you can bid on- watch out for them later today!- the bidding on this blog will end on Sunday at midnight gmt
Now is a really busy time for Algerian Action, our Eid appeal is well underway and lots of fabulous items are being donated for children in need. One shipment of Eid gifts and clothes has already been sent over and we plan to send another two before the end of Ramadan.
If you would like to help us make children smile this Eid ul fitr we would love to hear from you! We need donations of sweets, small toys, balloons and clothing which will all be given as gifts to children that have very little.
Of course, all of our other projects are ongoing and lots of gorgeous things have been donated to those too, in particular some lovely things for our ‘Baby pack project’ and some beautiful knitwear.
It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to get my sewing machine out but, these gorgeous dresses donated by Carole have really inspired me to make some time…..
Just to remind you, in a couple of weeks it is small charity week and we will be participating by holding an online Auction which will raise money for our food aid programme.
Lots of lovely things have already been donated to the Auction including a stunning candle set from this talented Henna artist.
If you are a crafter,artist or business owner and would like to donate something that can be auctioned off do get in touch!
Have a great week everyone!
As many of you already know, the vast majority of people living in Algeria are Muslim and one of the most significant celebrations in the Islamic calendar is Eid ul Fitr, the event which marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting.
Eid is a time of great joy and celebration, it is a time when friends and family gather together, people eat delicious sweets and cakes and traditionally everyone wears new clothes-particularly the children. It is an expensive time for everyone not least the poorer families.
For the past three years, at this time we have given sweets, toys and new clothes to hundreds of children living in Algiers. Last year we gave to just over 700 and this year, with your help we hope to give to even more.
As with previous years we will be distributing the gifts to children living within the community, to those sick in hospital and this time to children whose home is a women’s refuge.
So, how to help?
We need donations of sweets, small toys, balloons or anything else that children love!
You can give your donations in a number of ways: If you live in London you might like to drop them off, further afield you will need to post them and if you live in Algiers you can phone to arrange a collection/ drop off – all of the contact details can be found here. Or if you prefer, you can make an online monetary donation through the website or send a cheque. No donation is too small and every item makes a difference.
*Eid will fall around mid August so donations made in the UK must be received by 1st July at the latest to ensure that they will arrive in time.
Spread a little happiness and make a child smile this Eid ul fitr!
It seems such a long time since I posted here, well actually it IS a long time since I posted here!
Lots has been happening to me personally, my family and I are planning a big move in the summer so really, every spare moment has been spent preparing for that. Along with a million other things that just seem to keep coming along……
`Anyway, despite my lack of reporting here, our lovely supporters have been as generous as ever- so many fabulous things have been arriving and the volunteers in Algiers have been working hard at distributing to those in need.
You may remember earlier in the year that we were fundraising for a wheelchair and thanks to your generosity two girls actually got chairs- here is one of them below with her new wheels. The girls and their families were over joyed!
Plans are moving steadily forward for getting the library up and running- the books are being shipped and other equipment is being bought- Exciting times! If you live in Algiers and would like to help with this project please do get in touch.
Details of our Ramadan / Eid gift appeal are just being finalised and once known I’ll let you all know.
Thank you so much for all your help and support.
Have a great weekend!
You may remember a while back I asked if anyone would like to help us by being a regional co-ordinator in their local area, well I’m very pleased to say that a lovely lady, who has been a long-time supporter of Algerian Action put herself forward to be a co-ordinator for Northamptonshire. So a very warm welcome to Carol- I know you will do an amazing job!
Regional co-ordinators will help us carry out our work more effectively and spread the word about Algerian Action and all that we do. If you would like to volunteer in this way and help where you live please get in touch ( email@example.com ) and request an application form- we would love to hear from you.
If you live in Northamptonshire and would like to get in touch with Carol the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also very excited to introduce a corporate sponsor of our new travelling library project. ‘My Little Big Town’, a children’s book publisher that produce innovative and fun books for a variety of age groups have generously agreed to come on board and support our work. To find out more about the company please visit their website
This year we are participating in International book giving day by distributing books to children staying at the El Ketter Hospital in Algiers.
The day is all about getting books into as many hands as possible, a family member, stranger, local group, friend or charitable organisation it can be whoever you wish.
Along with distributing books to sick children we are also collecting them for our travelling library project: we are just 77 away from our target of 1,000! So if you are looking for someone to gift a book to then, look no further- we would love to have it! Our Amazon wish list can be found here or you can send new or gently used books to the usual address.
We also need to buy some shelving for the library so, to help with our fundraising efforts we are selling some original ‘one of a kind’ bookmarks that have been made from vintage books. There are only 100 available, they are priced at 50p each with an additional 50p (for however many bought) for uk postage and £1 (for however many you buy) for the rest of the world. There are two styles to choose from but obviously the image / wording on each will be different. You can buy by sending a cheque/postal order made payable to Algerian Action or via paypal using the email email@example.com Please remember to include details of how many you want and if you would like style 1 or 2.
So really all that’s left to say is: Have a great day!
So far February has been a fantastic month for donations!
Lots of books have been donated and we are now less than 100 away from our target, which is a brilliant achievement in such a short space of time…
Some absolutely fantastic toys were also donated which will be perfect for the women’s refuge playroom.
There were also some rather lovely baby clothes too including some super baby packs aready made up………
So far February seems too have been a very busy month with lots of planning going on, which is fun! -I hope you’re all enjoying whatever it is you’re up to!
P.S. It’s international book giving day tomorrow so check back then and see what were doing to spread a love of books!
January was a been a super busy month!
Our book appeal has really taken off and in just one month we have managed to collect almost 700 books of superb quality. We have a target of 1,000 which we need to reach before the summer when the library is due to open so, there is still a little way to go .
Below are just some of the books received in the last week or so.
Fab clothing has also been donated this month, including some lovely things for our baby pack project. The warmer weather will soon be here in Algeria so we are now starting to collect t.shirts, shorts ect so that it can all be shipped over in good time.
As I mentioned in a previous post, this year we will be assisting a women’s refuge. So far we have already given some toiletries, underwear and other essentials. The refuge has a number of children there and a small play area has been created. We plan to develop this further and supply the organisation with a number of things for the children that live there. These donated toys will help us make a start.
We have recently started working with a school in Baraki, Algiers and it is through them that we heard about the disabled teenager that had stopped going to school because her father was unable to continue carrying her in. Thanks to your generosity in just a few days we were able to raise enough to buy her a wheelchair.
During the fundraising campaign we were contacted by someone who wished to pay the whole amount, at that time the total had almost be raised so, it was suggested that this person could instead pay for a wheelchair for another, younger disabled girl who attended the school. The supporter happily agreed, so January also saw two disabled girls become more mobile (pictures to follow). It seems that there are several children in need of this type of assistance and we are now looking into the best way we can try and help.
As always huge thanks for your tremendous support!
Have a fantastic February!
After just a few days of posting I’m chuffed to bits to say we have raised enough money to buy a wheelchair for the teenager! We will be buying it in the next few days, I know this girl will be absolutely thrilled with it especially as it means she will get to go to school again.
I am also very pleased to let you all know that the little girl who was unable to talk has now had her operation. Obviously it’s early days but, she is recovering and will now be able to start learning how to speak.
Thank you all so much for your help and for making a difference.