This is a large pin cushion in gorgeously bright colours!
It is made from felt, is hand-stitched and embellished with beads, leaves and flowers
It measures 11 cm accross and is approximately 3 cm in depth
Never lose your pins again!
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Huge, huge thanks to all of those who contributed to get Abdul Kader a wheelchair. I am astonished just how generous people have been as in just four days the target of £200 has been reached! The amount has been achieved through individual donations and the takings from our fundraising stall at the RSG Eid Bazaar which took place in Ilford on Saturday.
I’ll update again once Abdul Kader has his wheels!
For the regular followers and supporters you must remember the posts about the family in need and the campaign to raise funds to help build them a clean, safe and dry home. Thanks to your extreme generosity the target was met and work was due to begin in late May. However, the builder who originally gave the quote and agreed to do the work decided that he was in fact unable to take the job on. So, the search started to find a competent worker willing to take on the task, many were apparently not really interested as to some the project was not big enough, others would not commit to completing it and others were not skilled in this particular type of work. But now, after many months a suitable builder has been found and the work has begun!
I have seen where the family live myself and the shack is situated in front of a very steep slope. To make the home larger the slope must be cut into and the clay earth removed. With the shack being one in a row and houses at the back this can only be done by hand as even if a machine was available it would be impossible to get it into the space. Not an easy job by anyone’s standards!
Once finished it is hoped that in addition to the current one room there will be a bedroom, a toilet and shower and a proper kitchen for the family.
Everything in Algeria takes time and an abundance of patience is needed at all times. Now that work has actually started just maybe this family, after several years of living in terrible conditions will get to experience a Winter at home without the wind howling through a fabric ‘wall’ and rain pouring from a leaking roof.
Sincere thanks to all of those who contributed.
I have, over the years had a stall at many events. In the past selling my own hand-made creations and now fundraising for Algerian Action. As with all things some turn out better than others, Well Saturday turned out really well!
It was such a lovely afternoon, lots of friendly people and a real buzz in the air. Delicious cakes and stalls laden with gorgeous things to buy. Samina with the help of her friend Aisha did a fabulous job of organizing and hosting the event so special thanks go to them for not only allowing Algerian Action to participate but for the very generous donation too.
On the day we raised a total of £250 which is just fantastic!
Alesha’s Eid souk is set to be a fabulous afternoon with delicious food, kids activities and stalls full of gorgeous clothes, jewellery and other treats.
Algerian Action will be having a stall and are the organisers nominated charity for the event. Do come and say hello!
Saturday 5th November
Queens Road community centre, 215 Queens Road, Walthamstow E17 8PJ
The nearest tube station is Walthamstow central and several buses serve the area
As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts we have been attending community events and having a stall selling various items. Now that we are coming into Winter we have lots more events coming up and need more things for our stall. By far the best selling items are those that are handmade -toys, jewellery, cards, tea cosies and baby clothing have all done well. But do you have any other ideas? what does well at events local to you?
As the weather is getting colder and people are wrapping up in coats I thought about brooches- they can be made up quite quickly and use just scraps of yarn or fabric.
The one above is just a pattern I made up but, lots can be found on the web.
knitted brooch patterns
Fabric brooch patterns
If you would like to help us fill our stall with hand-crafted treats that would be a huge help or if you can offer tips and ideas on what we could sell please do share!
I have just been told that a group of ladies in Reading are donating part of the funds raised at their next event to Algerian Action. So, if you are local to Reading and fancy a fun, summer themed evening on 21st April book your tickets now, as they are selling fast!