Refugees: Bringing a Little Happiness

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Refugees: Bringing a Little Happiness

HappinessLSR is spreading and we have friends and members who do wonderful work from places farther afield. Our members in Caunes de Minervois have been staunch supporters and just last week held a fundraising event, a quiz night, that was very successful in spreading the news of LSR and raising money for our work. The Caunes de Minervois Team is rocking!

You may remember the wonderful garden dinner party this team organized last year which was also a great success.

And they didn’t stop there.

They geared into action once again and took on the project of organizing a holiday event for the children in the CADA* of La Cimade in Béziers, working together with volunteers from Pézénas and Mèze. Here’s the report from that event :

In November and December a small team of LSR members in Caunes de Minervois coordinated a holiday party with gifts for the 42 children and young people at La Cimade in Béziers. We knew just the name, age and gender of each young person and this information was given to a wider group of volunteers who generously donated gifts for each of the young people. The plan then was to present these gifts at an end-of-year celebration at La Cimade on the 21st December. We were a little fazed when we were told that there would be 90 people to be fed but plenty of food and drinks were available, including delicious houmous, aubergine dip and desserts from people at La Cimade. The pleasure, of course, was in seeing young people receive gifts and the party was a happy event all round. Thanks are due to those who contributed gifts, to those who helped prepare food and serve it on the 21st and to La Cimade for hosting the party.

Holiday Party at LaCimade

Needless to say, this sort of party is a highlight in the lives of refugee children who have so little in their lives that our own children take for granted – presents, parties, fun, and knowing that there are people who care.

Thanks so much to the Caunes de Minervois Team for bringing joy to these kids and for organizing again this latest successful quiz night fundraiser in support of LSR.

*CADA: Centre d’acceuil de demandeurs d’asile

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