Another day of sorting complete ✅ Making great progress thanks to all our volunteers and the boxes are piling up nicely... 😁 #LovefromSAFR
Meet our amazing team behind the scenes at this year’s collections. Months and months of planning, dozens of meetings, millions of messages and a huge tonne of hard work goes on in the background. As a result we have had four successful events, coordinated a whole host of local collections & are heading towards a 40ft container packed full and ready to ship out to Syria next month. Thank you to Richard, Nicola and Hayley for all your hard work and commitment and especially to Fiona who leads the team, juggles every little detail and has put her all into the collections since the very start of SAFR. A mention also to Elise and Ali from last year’s team who helped kick off this year’s campaign. #LovefromSAFR #SAFRfamily ❤️
Our Travelling Teds are all packed and ready to go! Thanks to everyone who donated. Your generosity means that we doubled our target! We now have 200 brand new teddies with your lovely messages, translated into Arabic by SAFIR Scotland. Our friends at Hand in Hand for Aid and Development will distribute the Travelling Teds to provide comfort to disabled and injured children undergoing physical therapy. Thank you for helping us send a little bit of Love from Scotland.
A big thank you to The Rum Shack and Loosen Up DJ’s for their donation of £102. SAFR is one of 3 chosen charities who will receive regular donations from various club nights. Thank you for choosing us - we’re over the moon!
It’s been just over a week since our last collection but we’re not quite ready to put our feet up! We still have a considerable amount of donations to sort and pack before the container ships in August, including all these donations which our lovely new friends at MOOL brought up from Dumfries last week. They did a grand job of sorting them all but they need to be transferred into our own boxes. So if anyone can spare a few hours over the next few weeks, please let us know and we can send you more details. Thank you to everyone who has already offered to help. Any extra helping hands would be much appreciated 😊
Our Refugee Festival event might be over for another year but our friends at Kinning Park Complex are hosting an event by Africa Future this coming Saturday. Visit the Refugee Festival website for more details and the full programme #refugeefestscot
Another fantastic event at Newlands to end this year's Love from Scotland campaign. Over 150 boxes filled, with loads more still to pack, and £170 raised. Thank you again to all of the lovely donations you all brought in. There were a whole load of local collections dropped off on Saturday including from the Beatson; Largs; Clarkston Nursery; YDance; Sandyford; Commonwealth House/William Street (Glasgow City HSCP); Connects2Project; Monsoon and Mearns Kirk. A big shout out to Kate Smith who again appeared with a van load of clothes, which we packed into 100 boxes and a donation of £165 - thank you everyone in Coatbridge! As well as our collection we had 200 Travelling Teds who had tartan ribbons and tags with lovely messages tied to them. Thank you to Mandors for the ribbon, to SAFIR Scotland for translating each and every one, to the children at St Monica's Primary for decorating some of the tags and, of course, everyone who donated to buy the teddies and came along on the day to write messages on the tags. That's the end of all the main collection events and local collections this year. Thank you for everyone's donations, cakes and hard work - as always, we couldn't do it without you. We still have a bit of work to do before the container ships but we will keep you posted.
It’s our last collection of 2019! Come along to the Scout Hall on Mossgiel Road until 2pm with your donations, grab a cake and send a message with our Travelling Teds 🐻
Tomorrow is our final collection of the year! It's taking place in Newlands, and as well as looking forward to welcoming your donations of clothes, bedding, toys, toiletries and personal care items we're also hoping you'll join us in decorating labels with messages of love for our Travelling Teds programme. It's shaping up to be a great day, and what's more there will be home baking and a cuppa for you too! #LovefromSAFR