This post is to notify our supporters that we at Refugee Relief Ynys Mon will be holding our annual general meeting on Tuesday, 3 March at 10:00am at Millbank, Pentrefelin. A copy of the minutes will be available for any interested parties on log.rrym.uk
Minutes of all our past meetings plus a spreadsheet detailing our charity’s accounts are already available on here. Heulwen
This is but one small example of the wonderful work carried out by my friend Jan. It is she who suggested putting a little money to one side for each day of Lent and then sending it on to those in such desperate need. If anyone would care to join the four of us who have agreed to do this your donations would prove invaluable to these families in their current plight. To be honest people will starve without the help of people such as Jan. Children have already frozen to death, some of them just babies. Please enable her to help them.￼
News of the man who was offering to sell his kidney for a tent.
The Turkish Red Crescent have now provided him with a tent, and my contact has additionally supplied him with a food basket, heating fuel and kitchen equipment etc.
This brilliant idea was suggested to me by my friend Jan, who, like myself, tries her upmost to support families who are struggling to survive in active war zones. I for one will be taking her up on her suggestion. If any of our supporters wish to join me but maybe don’t have the means to get the money to Jan, I can send it over to her via PayPal along with my donation once lent is over if you would be happy to trust me with your donation. Perhaps this is something that you could suggest to a social group? Or any type of organisation to which you belong? I would stress again that this will give RRYM the opportunity to support those still trying to survive in active war zones, as opposed to those who have reached the refugee camps and are in a position to receive aid on a regular basis. Heulwen
Tomorrow is pancake day, the day traditionally that people made pancakes, using up their ingredients before entering Lent.
We focus so much on Easter, without looking much at the period that leads up to it. Whether you are Christian or not, it offers an opportunity to reflect and often the question is asked "What are you doing for Lent ?" meaning ,"are you giving up chocolate ?"... Our modern Lenten gestures are very frail compared to those of Muslims fasting in Ramadan. I guess very few of us even fast for a day or two...
I have a sugggestion, that instead (or as well as ) giving something up... we give something away for the benefit of others.
Thats why I am asking people to make a "Lenten Purse ".
Place a coin every day during the 40 days of Lent, in asmall purse, or bag, or box or jam jar or whatever you have.
Do it mindfully, so that you know that when you are placing the coin in , you are contributing to feeding someone or sheltering someone.
Ay the end of the 40 days I will gather together your donations and they will be sent to alleviate suffering in Idlib, Northern Syria.
On behalf of Refugee Relief Ynys Mon I’d like to make our supporters aware of the fact that the Twrcelyn shop, located on the main road between Amlwch and Pen-y-Sarn no longer supports our work. On 11 February we received an Email from Helen stating that the shop was to become part of the much larger cheshire based charity Care UK with immediate effect. All items donated to the shop will be sorted and transported to Northwich, or sold for the Benefit of Care UK.
For anyone wishing to directly support our work as a small local charity, please feel free to continue to use our drop-off points around the island, or to drop off smaller items at our home, Millbank, in Pentrefelin. Please feel free to private message me for our address. We still have drivers who are more than happy to collect from those of you who may need donations collecting from your homes. Since the shop will be organising their own Cash For Clothes collections, could I kindly ask that you also consider bringing any worn or unsuitable textiles to us in Pentrefelin, They can be turned into cash which will hopefully help to pay for the shipping of boxes to the refugee camps and beyond. We’ll be continuing to ship aid to the refugee camps and hospitals that RRYM have been supporting directly from our home, so if any of you have items that you would particularly like to be included in our boxes, please take them to one of our drop-off points or bring them directly to us.
We would like to thank Helen and John for their support and to wish them well for the future. To avoid any possible confusion we have asked them to remove the banner from outside the shop at their earliest convenience and return it to our charity. Thank you.
This is just one box from a large car load of bedding, utensils, toys etc that was delivered on our behalf,despite the weather, by Carys on Monday to the emergency appeal for Llanrwst.. Thank you everyone for your donations.