12 Nov 2009


Well we are all ready for the BIG DAY ...The 14th November  is the date set for the DESIGNER CLOTHES SALE in the House of Katmandu , Magalluf.  The lead up to this event has been great fun and thanks to an incredible team effort all the clothes have been sorted  and are now ready for display.  In the photo Pat, Linda and Zara are

just adding the finishing touches ... This is not a jumble sale but a sale of very special garments better known as "Haute Couture" from the top designer houses . The sale will be held in the Marquee at the House of Katmandu.  Preview hour will be from 11am to 12noon where visitors will pay a small entrance fee of €5 with the  chance to buy  a "pick of the best" .  12 noon onwards entrance is FREE .  Expect the WOW Factor !!!   ..Valentino, Gucci, Carolina Herrera, Versace,  Lacroix, Dior, Armani to name just a few.  Suits, jackets, dresses, blouses, trousers in cashmere, fine silks, wool, organza.  The lady who has donated these garments wishes to remain anonymous but we would like to send you Señora   A  BIG HUG and THANK YOU  because thanks to you all proceeds will go to MEDITERRANEA to HELP THOSE IN NEED 

9 Nov 2009

The Hadley Factory

A letter that just has to be read :

Hi Michael and Jill,

I will get involved in the Mali project as soon as I can.

At the moment we are spending a lot of time in Can Gaza and Casa LLarga.
As soon as that project is up and running we will come and help you with the Mali project.

Can Gaza - New water filter system will be installed this week.
This will be donated and installed for free by Sue and Hugh Jones who own
Cool Oasis North. Sue Jones has been doing very well collecting lots of clothes and blankets.
She is as well a new member of Med.

               - Every Thursday we still collect the food of Illona from B29(the boys really love this treat)
and Carlos from the French Coffee shop gives us bags of bread and croissants.

A friend of Jackie donated a television which will be picked up tomorrow.(casa LLarga)
A stereo was donated by Carlos and repaired for free in Nice Price.(Can Gaza)

Casa LLarga - Phil Robinson has donated a digger for 2 days this week to clear out a path at the back of the house
and to dig around the house so we can lay a damp course.

He also will give us 2 tons of sand, 5 bags of cement to rebuild the wall at the back of the house.
Mick has managed to get a 80 litre boiler for the second level of the house.

As well Mick has managed with the help of Ian Hool of Real Homes to get his brother in law, Tim Bolton,
to donate all of the electrical equipment and plumbing equipment needed to make all electricity and plumbing done on the second floor of the house. This level will house another 8 people.
He will also supply the workers to do the installation.

Michael, We´ll send you the names and NIF numbers when they go in.

It´s important to know that the men living in the house are all involved in the renovation work and work very hard.

Ok, we´ll keep you updated.

The Hadley´s
Wow! That is production!

8 Nov 2009

Food bags

On Friday at  14.30 we delivered food bags to the group of unemployed
illegal sub-Saharan immigrants we had selected to help during this
time of hardship and crisis.
52 people will be fed with these supplies for a week. About 7 are
children. We handed out over 340kg of food.
These people are very generous with the little they have so probably a
lot more people are going to be fed than we think.

It is thanks to the help we get from  Mady, the secretary of the Mali
association, who knows his people well and the situation of each and
every one, that we can get to help only those really in need. He makes
sure that those that are lucky enough to get a job are not included in
the list of beneficiaries and that those that lose their work
specially those with children to feed, are included as soon as

Today we will hold a meeting with four families with children that
have slipped in to a precarious situation.

Ideally the kind of help we need in this program is for a given entity
(school, business,(2), club, organization) to take on the responsibility
of providing a singe type of food on a weekly or monthly basis.  This
week we had a meeting with the Mata de Jonc school in Plama who has
agreed to help us one Friday of every month. There are over 400
children there, so it will be pennies to the parents and a great help
to the poor.

A kilo of rice can be found for 0.7€, for the donor it is 0.7€, for
the hungry it gives them a ration of rice a day for a week.

We need:
Rice, spaghetti, macaroni,
Flower, sugar, vegetable oil
Canned tomatoes
Onions, potatoes, garlic
Red pepper, pepper, etc
Soap, razor blades
Sheets, towels, sleeping bags, blankets.

Thank you all for your kind help, without your efforts this would not
be possible.