Llanidloes - As-Sawiya Friendship Association
Welcome to the website for LLASFA
Over the last 3 years supporters have raised money by a variety of means to provide:-
In 2009 Mary Browning and Karin Reiter visited As Sawiya to develop the links and in the same year we had our first visitor from As-Sawiya to Llanidloes. In May this year we hosted a week long cultural & educational visit by 2 teachers and a civil servant - see photo exhibition. Mary Browning did a sponsored bike ride which raised around £1,500 and we had very generous donations of £500+ which, together with money raised at table-top sales and a Ceildhi, met the costs of travel, visas expenses, hotel accommodation and border fees.
We are continuing to fund raise in order to support the community in As Sawiya so ideas for future events are very welcome. Please contact us if you would like further information about our friendship link or would like us to talk to your group about this project.
Most importantly we want to say a very big THANK YOU to all the people who are supporting the friendship link in many different ways.
Our aims are:
The Llasfa stall at the Llanidloes Market, held on Saturdays regularly throughout the year.
Palestinian food and crafts are sold as well as general bric a brac to raise money for the Palestinian cause.
LASFA opposes any form of violent action and has no political affiliations.
Its funds are entirely devoted to achieving the above aims and it takes minimal expenses to cover costs.
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An illustrated talk by Adnan Hussein about life as a headteacher in Palestine
Wednesday 13th January 7pm
Llanidloes Community Centre - Bailey Room
Read Marg Munyard's personal account of her recent trip to the West Bank
Llanidloes - As-Sawiya Friendship Association Chair:
Sue Prince Secretary: Marg Munyard Treasurer:
Sue: 01686 413753 | Marg: 01686 413513