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Closed 25/12/2016

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£517raised of £500 target by 31 supporters

    Weʼve raised £517 to support Falls Rd Women's Centre to provide classes (sewing, cooking, yoga) to local women and women seeking asylum or who are refugees.

    Location
    Belfast, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Sunday, 25th December 2016

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    Story

    If you listen to the news these days in seems we're are in particularly troubled times. Maitri Studio was established to bring a place of calm and happiness to Belfast, to make the world a better place, albeit on a tiny scale.

    So this winter we want to give to those who are struggling, a gift of generosity in the run-up to the winter solstice and Christmas.

    I was recently reduced to tears at a recent Kate Rusby (English folk singer) gig where she sang her song 'Life in a Paper Boat' inspired by the migrant crisis and the risks that desperate souls are prepared to take in crossing the sea for a better life. I've also been particularly inspired by my previous work with the Falls Rd Women's Centre, their work with refugee women and local women who might be considered refugees from their own lives due to addiction, domestic violence, deprivation and so on.

    Maitri Studio is encouraging people who use our studio, and friends and family, to donate money towards classes that Falls Rd Women's Centre offers to local women, asylum seekers and refugees. The classes that work best across language barriers have been sewing, cooking and yoga, which I know from my own experience could be full of laughs and understanding between women.

    We already work in East Belfast with EBCDA and others, so this is also a gift from east to west across Belfast.

    We hope you're inspired to join us and give a little too, either through JustGiving or in the studio.

    With thanks,
    Claire, Geoffrey & the rest of the Maitri team

    Updates

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      Maitri Studio

      5 months ago

      Maitri Studio

      Only £19 to go! A massive thank you to all of our donors, at the studio or online.

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      Maitri Studio

      6 months ago

      Maitri Studio

      Oh my goodness, we're half-way to £500 already! Thank you generous people. Perhaps we can smash this target and raise more? Please spread the word!

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    Supporters

    31

    • Maitri Studio

      Maitri Studio

      Dec 23, 2016

      Last batch of cash donations made at Maitri

      £16.00

    • Maitri Studio

      Maitri Studio

      Dec 21, 2016

      More donations from Maitri!

      £10.00

    • Maitri Studio

      Maitri Studio

      Dec 20, 2016

      More donations being passed on through Maitri

      £10.00

    • Maitri Studio

      Maitri Studio

      Dec 20, 2016

      Donations from studio

      £20.00

    • Roger Ferry

      Roger Ferry

      Dec 18, 2016

      £10.00

    • Erina Barber

      Erina Barber

      Dec 13, 2016

      A really thoughtful idea Claire and Maitri Studio.

      £20.00

    • Maitri Studio

      Maitri Studio

      Dec 13, 2016

      More donations through Maitri Studio

      £40.00

    About the fundraiser
    Maitri Studio

    Maitri Studio

    Belfast, United Kingdom

    Maitri Studio offers a calm, friendly, welcoming and caring space for yoga, mindfulness and wellbeing in East Belfast within a few minutes walk of Central Station. We are growing an open, inclusive community here and we'd like to share!

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