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So far this year

We continue this year to support around sixty Alalay children through their normal schooling and six adolescents through vocational training, and we continue to pay the salary of a house mother.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As we were required to do by law, we’ve recently contacted all of our supporters to explain that we only hold the minimum of information necessary for us to keep in touch, to make it clear how we collect that … Continue reading

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Fundraising concert – great success!

The last two weeks of 2017 were pretty busy fundraising-wise. The fortnight started with a great sum raised at a charity wine auction for the kids, and ended with the wonderful, participatory and fun “Birds, Bees and Beasts” extravaganza – welcoming back … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from the Alalay kids!

¡Muchas gracias! to every single person who has kindly supported Alalay and its work with children in Bolivia these past 12 months. During the year we achieved so much more than we ever believed possible. To give you a glimpse … Continue reading

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Reminder: Fundraising concert!

We are so pleased to welcome back Niall Hoskin (Baritone) and Stephen Browne (Piano) to perform music about nearly everything living: from a flea to a warthog, a bee to a lark… A family-friendly animal extravaganza to raise funds for … Continue reading

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LAST CHANCE TO BUY: unique hand-painted Christmas cards

It’s that time of the year again… and we have a very small selection of beautiful Christmas cards for sale, each individually painted by our children. Make sure to order yours quickly – they are guaranteed to sell out fast! As … Continue reading

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The right to (a good) education

Despite being rather quiet on the website, Friends of Alalay has been having a busy time both in the UK and Bolivia over the last few months, coordinating projects and organising fundraising events. Last month, we had a stall as part … Continue reading

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“Birds, bees and beasts” fundraising concert: 20th December

Music about nearly everything living: from a flea to a warthog and birds caroling… You are warmly welcomed to a concert in aid of Friends of Alalay (Santa Cruz) – a charity that helps Bolivian street children to help themselves. … Continue reading

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Victoria Women’s Guild talk

We spoke recently with the lovely ladies at Victoria Women’s Guild in Keynsham.  The Guild have supported my work with the street children over several years and as always, gave me a very warm welcome. We couldn’t fund Alalay and … Continue reading

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Thanks to all from the Alalay kids – fundraising concert a great success!

The piano, flute and song concert held last Saturday in Bristol was a great success and raised nearly £1,000, of which around £500 will go the directly help the street children. Many thanks to all those wonderful people who came … Continue reading

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