Reaching out the hands of friendship in Glossop
Monday 4th December 2017 16:36 Community Glossop Chronicle News Posted by Adam Higgins

People suffering human rights abuses all over the world will soon know that Glossopdale cares. 

Amnesty International Glossop held an event at Central Methodist Church where supporters could send greeting cards to sufferers.

More than 180 were signed and posted as part of the branch’s annual campaign to show that someone they will probably never meet is thinking of them.

Branch secretary Rosie Gibbs said: “Amnesty has undertaken this campaign each winter for many years and the movement helps these people realise they are not alone in their struggle and reminds those who are restricting or abusing their rights that the international community is aware of their actions.”

The event also had a cafe and number of stalls, including one selling Fairtrade products.

Rosie added: “We raised over £750 for Amnesty from the cafe, card sales, Fairtrade stall sales and donations and 183 cards were signed and posted off.

“The event was busy throughout the four hours and a lot of Christmas gifts were sorted at the stalls, which included woodwork, embroidery, jewellery, glass and jigsaws.”

 

Main picture:

Thinking of you: People sitting silently at tables in Central Methodist Church writing messages of support on greeting cards to prisoners of conscience around the world 

 

By David Jones