Thank you for Xavier’s and Carme’s collaboration that they shared with us on their Facebook page, thank you for the interest that so many people close to us have shown in this project, thank you to all the friends and relatives that have not hesitated in distributing information about CAG to others and thank you for the willingness shown by people who want to help us…. To all of you THANK YOU for ensuring that in one week the CAG Facebook page has been visited 646 times… in just one week! This is amazing and gives us the impulse to forge forward with this wonderful and important project for so many children there in Pereira.
Last Sunday 22nd of July we decided to sell clothes and second hand articles in Pimlico market again in order to raise money for our dear children. The situation demanded it: Last week we were informed that the electricity supply had been cut off due to unpaid bills. Our colleagues from ‘Amigos en Acción por Colombia’ went to talk to the Electricity company but that wasn't successful. That's why we put on our best smiles and prepared ourselves to sell all kinds of toys, clothes, computer accessories, perfumes, books and more. The sun accompanied us and also our favourite clients shown up – children asking their mothers to buy them something!
Money collected: £72,85.
Yesterday Sunday 9th of July, Xavier and Carme, also known as the couple from lavueltaalmundo.net, visited The Centre in Pereira where they met its Director, the children and adolescents and the volunteers who help out there. The Director, Rubiela, told them many stories about the children who are there, as well as the poor state in which many of them arrived there, (malnourished, with psychological damage due to the conditions in which they had been living or things that they had been forced to do, sick and desperately in need of love and protection…). Xavier and Carme were very emotional listening to these stories and were shocked by the precarious lives that they lived. We are sure that this is only the beginning of the story as there is still so much to do. In the meantime here is a photograph taken from their Facebook
Yesterday CAG members went to the Pimlico Car Boot Sale. Due to the bad weather not many people showed up in the market but anyways our second time in a Car Boot Market was a very productive experience. Some people shown interest in our NGO and what we do. It was nice to share some time with other people selling stuff as well. But the best part is that towards the end of the day, Jorge (our president) talk to some of the stall sellers and he was told that they'd donate to CAG all the not sold items. That's how we ended up with perfumes, nice clothes, a pair of ice skates, useful stuff that we can use for next time such as bags, fabrics, a chair... we couldn't believe it! The sun didn't shine much but we left the place with a smile on our faces. Definitely this won't be our first and last time in the Pimlico Car Boot Sale.