I remember this so well
50 years ago today, 144 folk in the small Welsh mining village of Aberfan lost their lives when the slag heap perched above the village – slid down the mountain and engulfed 19 houses and the village school where 116 young children died
some harrowing footage of the time here . . .
2 years ago, in March 2014, madhatters posted a powerful video by the charity ‘Save the Children‘
under the tagline – just because it isn’t happening here, doesn’t mean it isn’t happening – the video charted the fate of a young girl after a hypothetical war engulfs the UK in order to raise awareness here of the plight of children fleeing the conflict in Syria – http://tinyurl.com/hvcf8fy
the charity has now released a 2nd video continuing ‘Lily’s story to highlight the trauma and horrific experiences child refugees in Europe have gone through and their need for our help and support
as the charity says – This is our world. These are our children. We must ensure child refugees are not forgotten.
donations to the Child Refugee Crisis Appeal can be made here – http://save.tc/NHVD3002jgX
the UK is holding a referendum in JUne to decide whther to leave or stay in the European Union
one reason for staying in the EU is . . .
a more enlightened education system – http://tinyurl.com/zbzy9zz
[feel free to leave your own suggestions why the UK would be better off in or out of the EU as a comment to this post]
around the world today, millions of people – families, friends, neighbours, and strangers – will be dousing each other with coloured powders and water to celebrate Holi
you will find no shortage of videos on Youtube showing people celebrating Holi but this one – which I have posted previously on madhatters – remains my favourite
don’t succeed – perhaps a group hug will help