An update

It has been a long time since I’ve  posted here. It wasn’t meant to be that long of an absence but well, quite a bit has happened.

Firstly, I made an impromptu trip to Algiers with my family. My father in law is terminally ill with cancer and kept requesting to see my children so we went and stayed for 6 weeks. It was wonderful to be in Algeria again- fabulous weather, delicious food, family visits …………and of course to see first hand the families who Algerian Action help. It was also an excellent opportunity to discuss with the officialdom the other ways the charity could help those in need.

Due to pregnancy for the last 5 months or so I have not been well. For those long time followers, you will know that my anaemia gets much worse in pregnancy and everything becomes so much more difficult to do. My baby boy was born full term on 19th Septemember but, he died at birth. There was a knot in the cord, apparently something that does happen although rare. I am now just concentrating on getting myself healthy again.

After being ‘away’ for a while I am now trying to catch up with the work of Algerian Action. I have an inbox full of emails to reply to and a batch of thank you notes to write- Please bear with me. To help manage with the arrival of donations I have arranged with Royal Mail to keep parcels and then deliver them at a later date, it would seem from some of your comments and messages this hasn’t always been happening as some parcels have been returned. I have no idea why this is happening but, I have contacted Royal Mail and am awaiting their response.

I will update shortly about the family living in a shack, the success of our Eid project and our exciting plans for the future.  For the moment, I just want to say thank you all so much for your kindness.

A very small selection of some of the fabulous donations that have been received recently.  Thank you so much!



Filed under algeria, donation, projects

12 responses to “An update

  1. Lou

    Dear Emma, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your baby son – inna lilahi wa inna lilahi raji’un- and your father-in-law’s illness. Allah tests those he loves. Insha’Allah you are in my duas. Lou

  2. evelyn kilvington

    Oh what an awful time you must be having. I am thinking of you and your family.

  3. salamu alaikum Emma,
    Im so sad to hear about the loss of your baby and the illness of your father .May Allah make things easy for you.Its good to hear you are back .and inshallah your health will improve.

  4. Touria (Umm Zayd)

    Assalamu alaikum sister. You have been on my mind a lot since I read of your very sad news. I will continue to keep you in my duas sis. You are a real inspiration and I admire your courage and all the work you do. Masha’Allah. Lots of love and duas from Touria (Umm Zayd) xxx

  5. I am so sorry to hear about your baby boy dying, Emma. It must be hard for you.
    I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
    God bless, Anke x

  6. Emma

    Thank you all for your kind words. xx

  7. Helen

    So sorry to hear about your troubles, Emma. Much love & prayers.

  8. Pat Wilson

    Hello Emma,
    I have only just contacted Algerian Action since you went to Algeria.
    So sorry about the lost of your baby and the ill health of your father in law.
    I am thinking about you and your family at this sad time.
    Hope that you will be in good health soon.
    Kindest regards Pat Wilson x

  9. Emma

    Thanks Helen and Pat! I hope both of you are keeping well xx

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