Garden Sale for Bhopal raises over £800!

Olivia-Dell-2014-garden-saleA long serving supporter of the Bhopal Medical Appeal held a Table-top Garden sale at her home in Stroud on the 19th and 20th of July to help raise money for the clinics in Bhopal. Olivia Dell, who has been involved with the Bhopal Medical Appeal as a generous supporter and friend for many years, has previously held pop up shop sales and workshops. Olivia also sells peg dolls from her own world textiles and folk art business with the proceeds of the peg dolls going to the BMA.

Despite the rain on Saturday, many still made it to the sale, with Olivia stating that ‘All money’s raised were given with a kindness of spirit – often in excess of the prices’. People also donated items for her to sell including antiques, books, vintage clothing and jewelry, and with the success of this event Olivia has said that another sale might be on the cards, potentially in Stroud town centre.

The Bhopal Medical Appeal would like to say a big thank you to Olivia and all those who helped and turned up to her event. A grand total of £840 was raised, this money will help to provide health care and change the life of someone who really needs it.

If you are interested in holding an event for the Bhopal Medical Appeal this year, whether its a garden sale like Olivia’s, a curry evening with your friends or a bake sale in your community, please contact us here or on 01273 603278 and let us know. We would love to help and can provide posters, flyers, banners and help with publicising your event.

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We believe Dow & DuPont must finally accept responsibility for Bhopal. Until then, The Bhopal Medical Appeal funds two award-winning clinics in the city. Both offer free, first-class care to victims of the gas disaster or the ongoing water contamination. The survivors have nowhere else left to turn – please help if you can.