Sreepur News 2017

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“Threading Dreams Exhibition”

Exhibition of textiles and embroidery from The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh and also from the rural areas. All this beautiful work is created in adverse poverty by amazing women. There will be hand made cards, silk scarves and other gifts for sale. All proceeds will go to the 600 children and 150 destitute mothers who live at Sreepur, plus the Street Children project we run on the railway, the river banks and at Dhaka airport. Millions of street children live literally on the streets in Bangladesh. Ruby Porter MBE (trustee) will be in attendance each day from 10am-4pm to talk about her voluntary work in Bangladesh over the last 27 years.

To find out more about Sreepur Village handmade cards and to buy online click here

Dates to note:- Ruby will be at the exhibitions from 11am -4pm each day

Liverpool Town Hall, High St, Liverpool L2 3SW                                                             Monday 14th August 2017 – Thursday 24th August 2017  

Readers Gallery, Calderstones Park,  Calderstones Rd, Liverpool L18 3JB                     Monday 25th September 2017 – Sunday 1st October 2017

St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane, Liverpool L18                                                                           Monday 23rd October 2017 – Saturday 28th October 2017   


March 2017- “Threading Dreams” exhibition in St Barnabas church, Penny Lane

Ruby and Kathy are situated in St. Barnabas Church this week until Saturday 25th March with their lovely Threading Dreams exhibition and popular Sreepur fundraising stall. Come and see for yourself if you are in the area, you will get a warm welcome and a chance to help a good cause.

Update to the week in St Barnabas Church-  Ruby reports that we raised £900.00 at St Barnabas- people are so kind. Thank you

 

March 2017- recent “Threading Dreams” exhibition in Liverpool cathedral

Ruby and Kathy spent 10 days in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral recently with the “Threading Dreams” exhibition and the Sreepur stall. Ruby reports  that everything went so well.  We raised £1700.00-  our visitors were so kind.  They came from all over the world. 

 

March 2017- interesting email

 This email was sent to the main Sreepur site. It is wonderful to hear how inspiring a Speaker Ruby Porter is-

I would be interested in someone coming to my Local WI to talk about this amazing charity. I recently moved from Cheshire to Leicestershire. With my previous WI I organised several evenings with the wonderful Ruby Porter. She was a brilliant speaker putting across the stories behind the home and the work. I was lovely hearing her the following yeasr telling us how the girls were doing. I now live near Lutterworth and wonder if you anyone local to peak and sell your beautiful l cards and craft objects. I  hope you and help. Jean Eastell  President  of Ullesthorpe WI

 

March 2017- Tweet from Dame Sarah Storey

Dame Sarah Storey, who is a great supporter of Sreepur would like to nominate our own Ruby Porter MBE as Woman of the Year