Handmade Pottery Sale in aid of Friends of Ireland

WHAT JUST A POT CAN DO !
  in aid of
Friends in Ireland

 

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 - A Charity in South Africa -

 

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Shoe Candle Holders

 

Sandra Mc Sheaffrey rscj and Mariajo Iribarren rscj

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rang in the Christmas Season
with a 
Pottery Sale

in Mountjoy Square on Dec 8th.

 

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wheel pot 8 wheel pot 2

 

 

There was a great variety
of pieces
on sale
ranging from skilled
pieces on the wheel

 

 

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A cup of tea Window tile

 

 

 

to imaginative Tile Motifs


 

 

and more free-flowing Creative Pieces.

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Pot for dried flowers In the desert tile Hand-built pot with glass in rim Is it a boot?

All items were products of the Pottery Class

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Pot
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 Pot 2

 

The sale was very successful
with raffle money, sales
and a couple of donations included, they will be able to hand over €1000.
This will go about
changing
the
lives
of many
children !

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It costs 69 cent to feed one child for a day.
The Friends of Ireland project looks after 700 children.

Friends in Ireland was founded by Marian Finucane and John Clarke in June 2002.
after a visit to South Africa,
where they saw the dire circumstances
of orphaned and vulnerable children,
who have been infected, or affected, by HIV AIDS.

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Umbrella stand

Friends in Ireland, working with the local communities,
run 4 early childhood development centres for
marginalised children in rural South Africa.
165 children receive early education and nutrition daily.

There are 7 drop in centres
where over 500 children and youths receive nutrition daily,
and they aim to provide after school programmes and
to care for the youths’ psycho-social needs as well as their physical needs.

Most of the day-to-day running of their centres is handled by
the 7 community based organisations with which they work.
They aim to build the capacity of these community based organisations
to enable them to work for their own communities.

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Just a pot!


They work in the rural Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces

with the most marginalised children from the communities
where poverty and HIV infection rates are high.

 


Click here for Friends in Ireland

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Next year, please God, the charity will be Medicine Without Frontiers. Last year it was Haiti !