After weeks of preparation the day of our Bazaar finally arrived yesterday. There was a whole range of stalls selling jewellery, toys, clothing, toiletries, bags, honey all kinds of things- along with face painting, activities, a bouncy castle and extra delicious food! A great day was had by all even the Sun came out so people were able to eat and relax outside too.
£1070 was raised on the day which is just absolutely fantastic!
Huge thanks are owed to the people that came along to the event, to those special people who so generously made and donated things to be sold on our stall, to Julie, Hurriyyah, Louise, Riana, Sharon and Meryam who kindly volunteered on the day and to Silvia and Sarah who donated their skills and offered beauty treatments. Thank you all so much!
February was a busy month for Algerian Action…….The weather in Algeria was particularly cold and for the first time in several years Algiers was covered in snow which meant times were even harder for those in need, happily people had been so generous with winter clothing donations that we were able to assist many families with blankets, warm jumpers and coats just in time for the cold snap.
Lots more fabulous donations arrived in February including jumpers,blankets,hats, toys,bootees and some brilliant summer dresses- but more about those in my next post! Below is just a small selection of what arrived, unfortunately time does not permit me to take pics of everything but be assured that every single item that is donate is much appreciated.
So what does March have in store? well, in addition to the usual goings on of shipping and distributing etc etc.. plans and preparations are under way to make our Charity Bazaar THE place to be on the 25th. Lots of small companies have booked stalls and will be selling a variety of goods including scarves from Syria, Honey from Italy, toys, jewellery, cosmetics and clothing. In addition there will be Henna, manicures / pedicures and hairdressing on offer not to mention fun activities for the kids and some super scrumptious cakes and treats to tuck into!
Have a marvellous March everyone- wherever you are and whatever you get up to!