Wednesday, 25 November 2009
The 3 Aunties were delighted to learn that they are being joined by a fourth. She is Joti Brar from London, and she has been busy fund-raising via Facebook and Twitter, and has so far raised over a £1000 for Humanitarian Aid. Janet, Ingrid and d. will stay with her on Saturday the 5th, and the 4 will set off with the rest of the Convoy first thing Sunday morning the 6th of December.
But the fund-raising for the Medical Aid continues, click on the e-bay link to this 30 year old bottle of Irish Whiskey, put up for auction by Paul from Undercurrents - one of the many novel ways people have found to support this Convoy to Gaza!
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Monday, 23 November 2009
About 60 people turned out last Saturday night to see '3 Uncles go to Gaza' and to meet the 3 Aunties who are joining the convoy from Swansea (see photo). Two Palestinians introduced the film, speaking passionatley about the situation in Gaza. Greg Wilkinson sold dates 'liberated' from Tesco, which had been grown on the illegal Israeli settlements and raised £46 pounds for the Convoy. All in all the night brought in over £350 to go towards the Humanitarian Aid and the Vehicle. Again the support for Palestine was apparent in the generousity people showed in their donations.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
And to ALL THOSE people for the £10s and £20s towards the cost of the diesel.
Monday, 9 November 2009
More than two hundred vehicles including ambulances, fire-engines, refrigerated trucks and vans filled with much needed Humanitarian Aid will leave
The Convoy organised by Viva Palestina, a registered charity, and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) will travel through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan and Egypt before entering Gaza.
Janet Hussein, Ingrid Bousquet and d Murphy are all members of Swansea Palestine Community Link which campaigns for justice for
Convoy driver, d Murphy said
‘The people of Gaza are lacking most of the basic necessities so the vehicles will be carrying critical Medical, Maternity and Post-natal Supplies, as well as much needed supplies for the Schools – paper, exercise books, pens and crayons.’
As well as delivering Aid, the objective of the convoy is to raise awareness about the siege of
Previously other members of SPCL have visited the Palestine Trauma Centre in
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