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Old Dec 4th 2008, 4:05 am
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I have spoken to Elle this morning, they are in desperate need of cash donations. Literally hundreds of labourer's are losing their jobs and having to return to their home countries, many of who have only been here a few months. Imagine how devastated they must feel? their families were rejoicing a few months ago that they had had this lucky 'break', now their men are returning home. These men are literally devastated, there is mass depression in the camps and Elle and Roger are visiting with their Doctor trying to offer support.

The reason they are not taking clothing donations presently is that they have a huge backlog which they are wading through and distributing. What is needed now is cash, I know everyone is tightening their reigns but a 100 dhs can go a long long way for these men. Imagine being able to give them a phone card so they can contact their family, to hear a familiar voice at the end of a telephone line can often make such a huge difference to their mental wellbeing. Please dig deep and donate some cash to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Remember there is the facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gr...id=40452568988 - I will be updating this later.

I am happy to set up a collection point somewhere central for everyone and I am pretty sure Meow will help out too. Thanks for reading your support is great appreciated by Elle and Roger.
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I have spoken to Elle this morning, they are in desperate need of cash donations. Literally hundreds of labourer's are losing their jobs and having to return to their home countries, many of who have only been here a few months. Imagine how devastated they must feel? their families were rejoicing a few months ago that they had had this lucky 'break', now their men are returning home. These men are literally devastated, there is mass depression in the camps and Elle and Roger are visiting with their Doctor trying to offer support.

The reason they are not taking clothing donations presently is that they have a huge backlog which they are wading through and distributing. What is needed now is cash, I know everyone is tightening their reigns but a 100 dhs can go a long long way for these men. Imagine being able to give them a phone card so they can contact their family, to hear a familiar voice at the end of a telephone line can often make such a huge difference to their mental wellbeing. Please dig deep and donate some cash to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Remember there is the facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gr...id=40452568988 - I will be updating this later.

I am happy to set up a collection point somewhere central for everyone and I am pretty sure Meow will help out too. Thanks for reading your support is great appreciated by Elle and Roger.
can you not sort out a website where you can donate via credit card?
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Roger and Elle recently won an award for their wonderful work at the Inspire Dubai event. See link below.

http://www.timeoutdubai.com/dubai/fe...ew.php?id=4395



I am always available to assist Helping Hands...



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can you not sort out a website where you can donate via credit card?
Helping Hands has a bank account, once I get the information I will pm it to those who need it. I think Indie Girl has the information.
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I will be at Mall of the Emirates tomorrow morning at 11 am. Level 2, Carrefour Entrance for about half an hour, please come along if you want to donate.
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Hi - have been wiring money to her personal account, so can't provide details! Best for you to email her and ask how to get the money across.
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The poor buggers. We're trying to get meals sorted here in AD for the labour camps here but am happy to spread the word about the repatriation need in Dubai.

Can you possibly post the bank details up so that we can get people to do it direct?

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The poor buggers. We're trying to get meals sorted here in AD for the labour camps here but am happy to spread the word about the repatriation need in Dubai.

Can you possibly post the bank details up so that we can get people to do it direct?

Cheers
I have a paypal account BC if that is any use and then I can give you the cash x
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I have spoken to Elle this morning, they are in desperate need of cash donations. Literally hundreds of labourer's are losing their jobs and having to return to their home countries, many of who have only been here a few months. Imagine how devastated they must feel? their families were rejoicing a few months ago that they had had this lucky 'break', now their men are returning home. These men are literally devastated, there is mass depression in the camps and Elle and Roger are visiting with their Doctor trying to offer support.

The reason they are not taking clothing donations presently is that they have a huge backlog which they are wading through and distributing. What is needed now is cash, I know everyone is tightening their reigns but a 100 dhs can go a long long way for these men. Imagine being able to give them a phone card so they can contact their family, to hear a familiar voice at the end of a telephone line can often make such a huge difference to their mental wellbeing. Please dig deep and donate some cash to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Remember there is the facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/gr...id=40452568988 - I will be updating this later.

I am happy to set up a collection point somewhere central for everyone and I am pretty sure Meow will help out too. Thanks for reading your support is great appreciated by Elle and Roger.
thanks for the info BC, will drop money roubnd to elle's villa...what's the deadline (is there one??), if anyone else wants me to take their donation, let me know...

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thanks for the info BC, will drop money roubnd to elle's villa...what's the deadline (is there one??), if anyone else wants me to take their donation, let me know...

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anytime you can MM, that is fantastic, will get details of bank account and PM people. I don't know why this has been moved to the sand pit it is hardly inane chat or flirtatous drivvle
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I will be at the Lakes Club from 11 am this morning if anyone wants to drop in to drop off their donation
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update, got a total of 6400 dhs in donations, will drop it off in the morning
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BC That's fantastic. Well done.

Sorry not helped out been a bit hectic with my own 'crisis' in AD.

Admon,

What assistance are you offering in AD? Is this in the musaffah area?

Well done both of you!!
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