Successful fundraising Jumble Sale for school in Pakistan

Thursday, 16 May 2013

 On Saturday 11th May, Sheffield Woodcraft Folk linked together with members of the local Pakistani community in the Nether Edge area of Sheffield and raised a stunning £1,127.25 from a Jumble Sale held at Common Ground (St Peter’s) on Machon Bank.

The proceeds will go to fund two schools in Pakistan to enable children to attend school who would otherwise not get an opportunity. An international partnership has been set up between Sheffield Woodcraft Folk and the All Pakistan Federation of Trade Unions (APFUTU).  This union has been successful in fighting for the rights of brick kiln workers and is starting to provide schools for the children, girls as well as boys. Woodcraft Folk, a UK charity for young people, has committed to supporting two schools for 5 years initially at a total of £300 per month. The original links were made when a young woman from APFUTU visited Sheffield in 2011 with the general secretary of APFUTU.  They were part of the delegation to the International Woodcraft Camp and raised the awareness of young people connected to Woodcraft Folk and other youth groups in Sheffield. The link helped raise awareness of the appalling conditions of the brick kiln families.  Some young people from Sheffield Woodcraft Folk visited Pakistan for the formal opening of the school in April 2012 and there are hopes that there will be another delegation from Sheffield to see how much the children have learnt.

Sheffield Woodcraft Folk would like to thank all the supporters who donated goods, gave donations and supported on the day. A huge thank youin particular to Jahangir and Sameena Ahmed who worked tirelessly to make the day such a success.On Saturday 11th May, Sheffield Woodcraft Folk linked together with members of the local Pakistani community in the Nether Edge area of Sheffield and raised a stunning £1,127.25 from a Jumble Sale held at Common Ground (St Peter’s) on Machon Bank.

For more info about the project with Pakistan - http://woodcraft.org.uk/news/woodcraft-folk-pakistan

For anyone interesting in donating to this cause please visit the below link, thank you all for your support -  http://www.justgiving.com/WoodcraftBrickKilnSchool