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Thank you!

Over recent months an amazing amount of donations have been pouring through our UK letter box . Thank you so much, you are all absolutely wonderful! With so much arriving we will now have to arrange different storage and try and increase the frequency that we ship items over to Algiers. While we organise this can I ask a huge favour? that is, can I ask you to hold on to your donations for a few weeks until it is sorted out- it would be such a huge help if you could do this. Thanks a million!

Below are just a few of the fabulous things that have arrived over the last couple of weeks….

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Ramadan is almost over (it seems to have passed so quickly this year…) and so thoughts are turning to organising the Eid sweets and treats for children here in Algiers. I am also super busy right now working on a personal project which is very close to my heart and something which I have been working towards for quite a few years now. I am looking forward to sharing the details with you all very soon as although it isn’t ‘Algerian Action‘ it will be based in Algeria and as so many of you are dear friends I know that you will be happy for me.

The weather looks set to be glorious next week in both Algeria and the UK- enjoy the sunshine everyone and have a great week!

Emma x

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Hello Spring!

Spring has sprung- just look at that blue sky!
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Last month was super busy and March is set to be even busier! Our latest book will be available very, very soon, we are ploughing ahead with our park build, planning for Ramadan and distributing beautiful items to those in need!
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Lovely baby pack items!

Judging by the fantastic donations received February must have been super busy for you too! Here are just a few of the beauties that arrived… 
An amazing selection of baby blankets in all colours of the rainbow…

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Super brightly coloured sets…

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Snuggly baby hats…

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Fantastic colour block blankets….

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Isn’t this just the prettiest headband? I am not sure how to make it but it would be a fantastic girly treat to add to our Eid gift bags this Summer!

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Gourgeous things for the colder weather…

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Fabulous squares…we are going to start making cushions for the elderly in hospital that are far from family. Most of the hospitals are based in Algiers so it is quite common for patients to be receiving treatment away from the areas in which they live. The cushions will have knitted/crochet squares to the front and fabric to the back. These squares are just perfect!

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The most beautifully detailed blankets in perfect pastels…

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Brilliant colouring books and crayons…

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As always huge thanks for such generosity and for choosing to make a difference.

Lots to share in the next few weeks but until then I hope that you have a craft filled month full of the joys of Spring!

Emma x

 

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Make a difference to a family in need this Ramadan.

We are now less than a month away from Ramadan and are busy organising the food packs for our families in need. Like previous years the packs will contain a selection of essential products like oil, flour, tomatoes and cous cous along with a few treats.

Can you help a family break their fast after a long hot day?
We need donations of non perishable food items or monetary donations. Every donation will make a difference- the difference between eating and staying hungry. Nothing is ever too small.

As usual, we will also be distributing sweets, and small gifts to children in celebration of Eid ul Fitr so donations of this type are also very much appreciated.- Balloons, pencils, bouncy balls….you know the type of thing!

If you can help in any way at all please get in touch and remember to share our poster with your family and friends

As always, thank you so much for your continued support!

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June

June has been a very busy month, for me personally and for Algerian Action.

Lots of things were donated which is just wonderful! every single item given makes a difference to somebody in need so it really is lovely to see so many people giving generously and making the lives of others that little bit easier. All types of things have been sent in, below is just a small sample.

june rupWe have also been collecting for our Eid Appeal. If you would like to contribute to this by donating sweets, balloons, small toys the items must be received in the UK by the 7th July at the very latest. Our last shipment before Eid will be on the 9th of July so really there is just about a week left to help.

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Like last year we will also be providing food parcels to those in need for the month of Ramadan, we held an auction last weekend on Facebook to help fundraise for this so huge thanks to all of you who participated and made it such a worthwhile event.

We will be holding another one at the beginning of August to help us buy more wheelchairs for children in the Mustapha Pascha hospital in Algiers.The children’s cancer unit didn’t have any wheelchairs to transport the children from the ward  to the chemotherapy  treatment area so last month we bought them two but, we hope to get them another three.

If you are a business owner, crafter or just have something lying around at home that you don’t need please get in touch – we would love to have your support for our August auction.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

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Auction LOT #4 Cupcake cookery book

pinkcupcakeCupcakes and Muffins is the only cupcake book you will ever need.  Beginning with a comprehensive section explaining equipment and utensils, ingredients, basic techniques, cooling and storing, troubleshooting, key cake and icing recipes and decorating techniques it then goes on to spoil you with a choice of over 100 recipes. Whether you want to make Winter wedding cupcakes or have a craving for blueberry buttermilk muffins you will not be disappointed.

A fantastic book that will teach you how to make the best sweet treats ever!

Generously given by an anonymous donor.

Starting bid £2

Postage is a nominal fee of 50p

Bidding ends tonight at midnight (gmt)

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Auction Lot #3 Girly hair clips

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This is the perfect set of hair clips for the little lady in your life!

There are 6 different clips altogether-some plain, some patterned and some embellished with buttons and bows but, each beautifully handmade with quality materials. (each clip measures approximately 4cm long).

Generously donated by ‘Little Bowtique’.

Starting bid- £2

Postage fee is a nominal 50p

Bidding ends at midnight tonight!

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Auction lot #2 Henna motif notebook

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Inspired by henna designs this is an intricately embellished notebook that has been decorated further with tiny gemstones.

The book is A5 in size and has generously been donated by Bubblez Beauty Base

Starting bid £3

(Posage costs to anywhere in the UK or Europe is the nominal fee of 50p)

Auction ends at midnight 23rd June

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