Deeside mums providing aid

PreLoved: Raising money for refugees
PreLoved: Raising money for refugees

Some Deeside mums will be holding a sale next month to raise funds to support refugees fleeing the Syrian conflict.

The fundraiser, which will take place on Saturday, November 7, from 10am to 12:30pm in Banchory West Church, is called PreLoved, and the inspiration for it came when a group of Deeside mothers decided they wanted to do something practical to help parents struggling to raise their kids fleeing from the Syrian conflict.

Kirsi Gibson, one of the organisers, said: “We are a group of mums who felt compelled to respond to the crisis.

“We can’t imagine how these frightened, fleeing parents manage to feed and clothe their children.”

She added: “This is an opportunity for everyone to play their part in helping the refugees.”

Everyone is welcome to come along on the day and enjoy a cup of fairtrade tea or coffee, and sample delicious homebakes. There will be a wide selection of “nearly new” babies’, children’s and women’s clothing.

Donations of nearly new items and clothing will be accepted at Banchory West Church Hub from 4pm to 7:30pm on Friday, November 6.

Adult entry to the sale is £1, with a further £2.50 for refrashments. Children go free, and all proceeds go to Christian Aid.

The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 inspired the Syrian people to peacefully demonstrate against the Assad regime, ultimately escalating to civil war, and ultimately leading to millions fleeing, at first to their neighbours, and this year Europe.