Not got any plans for the September weekend? You do now 😃 Join us @philliesbarshaw from 2pm-9pm on 29 September for a SAFR takeover. Expect music, pub games, glitter face bar, a special cocktail and more... Help us send some #LovefromGlasgow
With #LovefromSAFR your donations are now on their way to Syria. A huge thank you to everyone who helped get us over the final hurdle by helping out on Friday, Saturday and Monday. On Friday, a bunch of our great volunteers helped load all the packed up boxes, crutches and larger toys into vans, then helped to unload them all again at S&B Removals in Clydebank. When Saturday came, our second group of volunteers helped to organised all the boxes onto pallets according to our packing list, then shrink wrapped them all ready for loading. We've said it before, and we'll definitely say it again - our volunteers are wonderful, and we really couldn't do this without you all, so thank you, thank you, thank you! Then last, but definitely not least, S&B Removals loaded everything into the 40ft container on Monday with not an inch to spare (and they did it in record time). Thank you S&B for being so helpful, so flexible and for supporting us from the early days of SAFR. Now everything is safely in the container, our friends @hihfaduk will ship it to Syria and distribute your kind donations. Which leads us to our last and most important thank you - to every single person who donated in 2019 - THANK YOU!
The place to be in a month’s time is The Rum Shack Glasgow. The amazing Holy Smokes Records have chosen SAFR to donate all proceeds to from their revue show. So head on down on 29th August for a great night. All details on our Facebook page
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