Sunday, 14 August 2011
Friday, 12th August - BEKIND
Beautiful sunshine and a folky band on stage at Cropredy. I am lying back on our blanket when suddenly, it goes dark as someone stands over me. A surly woman wearing no discernable branding asks us if we want to buy a raffle ticket.
"For what?" I ask. "Bekind," she says, as if it's obvious. We do and she pockets the money into her jeans.
I can't find a website for this charity, but it does appear to be listed on the Charity Commission website as "Bekind (Benefitting European Kids in Need and Distress).
"BEKIND" SUPPLIES MATERIAL AID TO ALL THE COUNTRIES LISTED IN A11 - IN EASTERN EUROPE - TO CHILDREN LIVING IN SEWERS, RUBBISH DUMPS, DOORWAYS, ON THE STREETS ETC. WE SEND FOUR TO FIVE LARGE LOADS APPROXIMATELY, PER YEAR. THE BOXES WE SEND ARE PACKING-CASE SIZE AND CONTAIN AID THAT HAS BEEN SORTED, CHECKED AND LISTED E.G. CLOTHES, SHOES, BLANKETS, SHEETS, TOWELS, DUVETS & COVERS, PILLOWS, ALL ESSEN