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Haiti fundraiser at The Garden House

Posted:15 February 2010

Were delighted to report that last Fridays bring and buy a plant fundraising event was successful, raising £520 to support the UNICEF appeal for Haiti.

A huge thank you to all our stall-holders, to everyone who made delicious cakes to sell, to Starbucks who set up a stall and sold hot drinks, and to The Garden House crew who made delightful bird-feeders (all donating their takings to the appeal)

Not to mention everyone who brought plants to sell, and all our friends and visitors who so enthusiastically did their bit, by turning up and buying!

Although out of the headline news, the desperate need continues from the UNICEF website today:

Aid is getting through. Fifteen planeloads of UNICEF supplies have already landed in Port au Prince and Santa Domingo, with more on the way.

Life-saving supplies are being rushed into the hardest-hit communities in Haiti. So far these include oral rehydration salts to combat deadly diarrhoea episodes; water purifications tablets; medical kits; and tarpaulins and tents to provide temporary housing for thousands of affected children and families.

UNICEF globally has raised £80 million to carry out its immediate emergency operations in Haiti. This includes ensuring children and families have access to desperately needed clean water, providing therapeutic food for infants, reuniting unaccompanied children with their families and getting children back to school.

So, thanks again to everyone involved

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