Last weekend CAG had a stall at the Lambeth Country Show which was held in Brockwell Park in South London. This annual event, which is a highlight in the social calendar of the area was attended by thousands of visitors. the primary purpose of the Lambeth Country Show is to promote natural and organic products from the English countryside ranging from flowers, fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts made wih natural products and even live animals.
During the two day festival, CAG had a vibrant stall selling homemade jams and conserves, delicious Columbian coffee, exquisite vinagrettes and sald dressings and artisan jewellry made of natural plant seeds from South America and rejuvenating ayurvedic Indian herbal teas . To cap all of this, we had a volunteer offering face painting on Saturday for the younger visitors and fortune telling for the adults??
As is always the case with these activities, all the money raised will go directly to the Pereira Foundation to help the children of the Orphanage.
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 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.
On Saturday 30th June we did our first activity: we went to the Wimbledon Car Boot Sale where we sold second hand clothes, shoes as accessories to collect money in order to help the children in 'Gedeones en accion' Centre. The weather behaved and we could enjoy this experience which was new for everyone.
The money collected is going to be spent on medicines and medical treatments that the children need quite urgently. A huge THANK YOU to all of you who contributed by donating clothes and buying stuff on the market.