Oban Concern for Palestine fundraising stalls, Sat 24 and Sun 25 November 2012

Please help us raise funds for the victims of the ever deepening crisis in Palestinian territories occupied by Israel, in Gaza, and in Israel.

We will be selling hand-made objects and products from Palestine
at the Corran Halls in Oban
on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November 2012

“crafts from community-based groups in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon”
via Hadeel and sold by Oban Concern for Palestine

And we are looking for volunteers to help set up, or do an hour (or three) of stall duty, or help gather everything together at the end. For contact details, volunteers please see end of this post.

Oban Concern 4 Palestine will have fundraising stalls
at the
Corran Halls in Oban

• • Saturday, 24 November 2012 • Argyll Animal Aid Christmas Fayre
11am till 3pm (set-up to begin approx 10:30am; hall to be cleared by 3:30pm)

• • Sunday, 25 November 2012 • Oban Winter Festival / Children’s Market
12 till 4pm – admission free

Would anyone wanting to help with either or both stalls please contact Graeme to say which day you could help & the approximate time you could be there after the  opening times. If you can only manage a short time that would still be very helpful. Thank you.

For any further information, please call 01631 563737 or email
neaveton AT tiscali.co.uk – to keep spam at bay, kindly hand-copy/paste the address, substituting ” AT ” by @ .

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About Oban Concern for Palestine

. . . supporting people in Palestine and Israel who oppose the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Oban Concern for Palestine are a group of Argyll residents who share an interest in Palestine, a friendship with its people and a deep concern for their welfare. And, for the sake of Israel, we want to encourage the government of Israel to comply with international law. Oban Concern for Palestine believe that the oppression of the Palestinian people is a grave wrong, that the government of Israel is in violation of international law, and that we have a duty to speak up and do what we can to bring it to an end. We welcome new members and supporters. For more information, please contact obanconcern4palestine AT gmail DOT com • +44 7747 300 062 • Oban Concern for Palestine, c/o Stronchriach, Rowan Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 5TY, UK
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2 Responses to Oban Concern for Palestine fundraising stalls, Sat 24 and Sun 25 November 2012

  1. S. Cameron says:

    How lovely! I went to the Medical Aid for Palestinians coffee morning in Edinburgh this last Saturday (17th) and bought some of the beautiful crafts and Fair Trade olive oil that Hadeel had brought. For people new to the cause, if anyone hasn’t seen some of the dazzling and intricate Palestinian embroidery, imagine the background image of this blog, then times infinity. All handstitched by women’s cooperatives: often a woman would specialise in a particular motif and so the piece would be passed around a group of women, each putting something in. The wonderful Dr. Swee Chai Ang spoke at this MAP event – very moving and eye-opening and I’m very thankful that we have good people doing excellent work for the people of the region, no matter the challenging circumstances.

    If I had time this weekend, I’d be up there like a shot. Hope you get the volunteers you need, it’s a VERY worthwhile cause.

  2. Thank you, S. Cameron, your comment is much appreciated. Enjoy the lovely hand-crafted objects and very yummy olive oil, so much more enjoyable for knowing where it all comes from and what hope – at least – it instills in the producers.

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