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Waihopai Ploughshares: fundraising for Iraq

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On Wednesday, 20 August 2008

A fundraising event for the reconstruction of Iraq - fundraising target US$80 billion

* speakers * music * food *

  sausage sizzle (gourmet)   cake stall   fair trade coffee   gelato ice cream

Donation / koha - donations of cakes and baking welcome on the day; proceeds to the NZ Red Cross for use in the reconstruction of Iraq

From 12 noon to 1.30pm (if wet, Thursday 21 same time and place) - Wellington Anglican Cathedral, St Pauls corner Molesworth and Hill Streets, (across the road from Parliament). A printable poster for this event is available here.

  • Media release: Waihopai Ploughshares
  • 19 August 2008

    Waihopai Ploughshares activist Adrian Leason is organising a MEGA Sausage Sizzle and Cake Stall to raise funds for the reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. Target for fundraising is USD $80 billion.

    Quoting L.V. Martin (and Son) Mr Leason said, “It’s the putting right that counts.” When faced with global humanitarian crisis, New Zealanders have always given generously. Right now there is suffering on an enormous scale - reliable international sources estimate one million dead in Iraq and Afghanistan and millions more displaced.

    Conservative estimates put the costs of infrastructure reconstruction alone in Iraq and Afghanistan at USD $80 billion. All funds raised from this event will be given to the New Zealand Red Cross to aid with the rebuilding work they have begun in these devastated regions.

    Fundraising event at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, corner Molesworth and Hill Streets, Wellington. From 12 noon to 1.30pm, on Wednesday 20th August 2008.

    "They shall beat their swords into ploughshares, their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift sword against nation; and there shall be no more training for war. Isaiah 2:4"

    For more information, contact Adrian Leason email or tel (06) 364 8966.

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