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Kerst Latem

Kerst Latem 2008
Follow-up of the action



Christmas market in Sint-Martens-Latem


During the weekend of December 13th and 14th 2008 you can feel the warmth of ‘Wings of Hope’.

With the initiative ‘Christmas cuddles’ we want to support 2 aims:
° children ‘close by’ for whom Christmas feels sometimes ‘far’ away
° children in the ‘far away’ region of the big lakes, Central- Africa.

How can you help us??

At the market booth of ‘Wings of Hope’ you can buy a cuddle.
Of course you can take this cuddle along, or even better: you give a name to the cuddle by writing it on a card.
'Wings of Hope' vzw personally delivers the gift to a child close by, a child living in the fourth world.

Just imagine the smile and warmth in the heart of the child who will get your cuddle as Christmas gift.

Next … Your second gift: with the turnover of all these cuddles ‘Wings of Hope’ can offer children in Central Africa, via the projects, a better life!

In case you can not make it to Sint-Martens-Latem…
You can support us by a free gift to ‘Wings of Hope’ vzw 001-5300142-41 with the clear indication 'Christmas cuddle' and 'name ...........'
We take care of all the rest.
The report appear in January on www.vleugelsvanhoop.be and in our newsletter. 

Thank you for your warm heart!

Follow-up of the action

Christmas market Sint-Martens-Latem

Cuddles, cuddles and again cuddles…That is how the stand of ‘Vleugels van Hoop’ looked like on the Christmas market in Latem on December 13th and 14th. At one side (safely) flanked by the police and at the other side a stand with coffee and onion soup within the council room of the municipality house, it couldn’t have been better with the freezing cold outside.
And, a lot of people came to have a look : daddies and mammies, grandma’s and grandpa’s, teenagers, small kids with twinkling eyes…what else do you expect, so many cuddles together! With a lot of enthusiasm we told about our organisation ‘Vleugels van Hoop’ vzw and about the aim of our selling. The profit goes to Vleugel van Hoop, the cuddles will be donated to child welfare ‘Liaan’ in Nazareth and De Pinte.

More than 40 cuddles got a name, from Wolleke to Pipo, and that way also a new home! Even small children were so nice to donate the cuddle to a child in the home.
Sunday evening, after 2 days living between the cuddles, the rest was rapped and we went home with a glorious feeling.

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François, Ingrid (organizer of the  ‘Cuddleweekend’) and Bernadette, president of ‘Vleugels van Hoop’ vzw.

Some days later we went with 3 full bags of cuddles to the home in Nazareth. We were warm welcomed by the responsible persons and some enthusiastic children. The bears were displayed on a couch and lots of cuddles were soon hugged by a small child. Wolleke, Bear, Pingo,…are well arrived. It felt so good to see all these child faces twinkling between the cuddles.

Sincere thanks to the municipality of Sint-Martens-Latem who offered us the chance to organize the sale, but mainly a big thank you to all who bought a cuddle and in that way made a child happy in Africa and Nazareth and De Pinte!

Vleugels van Hoop Kerst Latem 2008


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