24 Nov 2009

Casa LLarga and Can Gaza

Casa LLarga and Can Gaza  wants to say THANK YOU to everyone that has been donating and collecting clothes, food, televisions, dvd's, stereo's, waterboiler etc .

Special thanks go to Sue Jones and her brother Danny, from Cool Oasis North,  for donating and installing a waterfilter in Casa LLarga. Thank you Sue for all your help collecting clothes and other goods and using your garage as a storeroom!!  Cool Oasis North 646804431

Thank you to Darren Hearne of Darrmar demolition & waste removal  for  donating goods for the new charity shop! www.darrmar.com

Another big thank you is for Phil Robinson who donated a digger for two days and done all the clearing and damp course in Casa LLarga. Phil Robinson Mini Digger Hire  649612099

A VERY BIG thank you is for Tim Bolton who generously gave us two of his workers for a whole week to do the electricity and plumbing on the first floor of the house. As well he has donated all the materials for this work!!!!
build@hht.b.eu  616666924

Mick and I never thought we could get this job on its way so quickly and it's fantastic to see the generousity of the people in our little community!

More work will be coming up soon mainly plastering and painting.

We'll keep you updated.

Thanks again,

Kind Regards,

Mick and Bianca Hadley


22 Nov 2009


On friday we delivered the third load of food for the Mali population which we are helping in Palma.
The initial population was going to be approximately 20 but soon it grew to 52 on the first week, 111 on the second week and this week (we do not have the final figures in yet) it will have been about 120-140.
Fortunately Jill had stockpiled and brought with her some supplies which we added to the food we were distributing, otherwise we would not have had enough.
So far we have delivered over 1400kg and near to 50kg of clothes and toys which are also needed.
We estimate that with the food delivered near to 6000 meals will have been had. Probably more as the Mali people are very generous and share what they have with those less fortunate than themselves.

The main things provided in the food bag are: Rice, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sugar, Onions, Garlic, Pepper, Milk, Cocoa, Flower, Salt and Soap.  The other things put in to the bag depend on the supplies collaborators have handed in to us and if in there are children in a particular group/apartment or not.

This project is costing 380€/week on food. The rest of the expenses are covered by the volunteers and do not come out of our funds.
We will soon be starting operations in PalmaNova so it might be an idea if we contacted schools, clubs, associations etc asking the members/students to collaborate with those hungry on our island with a bag of rice a week or what ever they wish from the basic list.  The obtaining of supplies and the funding of this project is very important for the continuity and the possible expansion of it.

Our initial plan is to keep this project up over the winter months.

In a short time we have made a big difference to the lives of a number of very unfortunate people who mostly have no access to help in their more difficult moments.

Rebecca and Heidrun need two or three volunteers with them to set up the PalmaNova operation, please get in touch if you are interested in helping.

In PalmaNova we would like to give Spanish lessons to the Senegalese, and we could probably expand that to English and Basic Computer Use.