Remembering Yusef Abubaker
Remembering Yusef Abubaker
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Youthschool Gaza donation 28 June 2015
Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is keen to assist people striving for independence in adverse situations.
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Nepal Fundraiser Saturday 13 June 2015 12 June 2015
We are holding a fundraiser to raise money to rebuild Yusef's library in Sangashok, Nepal on Saturday 13 June 2015.
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Edinburgh Marathon Hairy Haggis Relay Teams 27 March 2015
We have 3 teams running in the Marathon Relay on 31 May 2015!
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Update from Nepal 06 November 2012
Recently I came across this short clip which was recorded whilst we were at Sanga Chowk for the official opening of Yusef Abubaker Memorial Library in Nepal.
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Winter Fair 10 November 2012 11 am to 2 pm 06 November 2012

It is that time of year again when we hold our annual Winter Fair.

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Helping Libyan Children with Cancer NEW 04 October 2012
After the revolution last year, it became apparent that, with Libya in turmoil, it would take time to create a new infastructure and for help to reach the many in need.
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Big Fun Run for Syria UPDATE 09 September 2012

We have been entering the Big Fun Run most years but his year we are having a second run, at Perth on 23 September 2012. 

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Food For Syria Day 17 June 2012 16 June 2012
Looking for something different but worthwhile to do on Father's Day this year?
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Food For Syria Day 30 May 2012
Since long before we sent the medical aid to Syria in February, the situation on the ground in Syria has deteriorated. The humanitarian situation is critical and has been for months. 
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Epilepsy 01 May 2012
Please help my friend Anita raise sponsorship for a 10 K run which she is undertaking in memory of her dear niece who passed away very suddenly from Sudden Death in Epilepsy last year aged just 21 years.
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Success at Quiz Night 15 March 2012
The Quiz Night took place on Tuesday 13 March 2012 at the Fort, Broughty Ferry.
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Quiz Night Tuesday 13 March 2012 08 March 2012
The annual Quiz Night is next week and we have had a good response to friends, family and supporters of Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust wishing to take part.  
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Medical Aid for Syria update 26 February 2012
Yesterday saw Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust load up a people carrier and transport all the remaining medical aid to Nottingham for Syria.
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Purple Cakes Day Friday 2 March 23 February 2012

Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is holding a Purple Cakes day to raise funds for the children of the mountains in Sanga Chowk, Nepal who are already benefitting from the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Library, which was opened on 8 April 2010.

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Recognition from Dundee Libyan Society for Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust 18 February 2012
It was an honour to be presented last night with a Framed Certificate in recognition of the work Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust has done in and for Libya throughout the Feb 17 Revolution.
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Don't forget the Quiz Night! 13 February 2012
The annual Quiz Night is being held on Tues 13 March in the Fort, Broughty Ferry. Teams of 3, 4 or 5 costing £4 per head. 
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Syria Crisis 13 February 2012
We were recently approached by an acquaintance who was travelling to Syria for a family funeral and felt he had to take something with him to help the suffering there.
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Smart Moves Pilates 08 January 2012
We were very fortunate to be invited to Smart Moves Pilates Christmas party in December.
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Festive Wishes 25 December 2011
Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust wish all friends, family and supporters a very happy Christmas and New Year.
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Food Hamper delivered to family in need 24 December 2011
Dundee City Council's Social work dept highlighted a needy family who would not have any food this weekend or presents for their children.
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Quiz Night 24 December 2011
Following the success of Kim's Quiz Night last March, we have booked another one.
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Medical Aid delivered to Libya 26 November 2011
We left on Saturday 8 October and arrived in Libya on the 9th with our medical aid duly delivered and without problems from the Turkish Airways, who were fantastic and even allowed me to travel without a visa as it was difficult to renew my visa with the Libyan London Embassy not being functional due to the critical situation.
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Winter Fair Saturday 3 December 2011 25 September 2011
The Winter Fair will take place on Saturday 3 December 2011 at 11 am, Harris Academy, Perth Road, Dundee.
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Dundee Claverhouse Cyclathon Success 18 September 2011
The day dawned a little gloomy and damp and it was expected that the cyclists would get at least one good soak en route. 
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Remembering Yusef Annual Showjumping event 10 September 2011
Sunday 16 October 2011 Remembering Yusef Annual Showjumping show takes place as follows: On: 16th October At: Claverhouse Equestrian. Visitors welcome. Classes £8 each, Clear Round £8. Show starts at 11 am with clear round jumping all usual classes
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Zumba Night Friday 29 July Update 06 August 2011
The Zumba night organised by Razwana Yousef was very successful.
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Al-Maktoum College Students Society Journey Through the Cultures 06 August 2011
This educational and most successful event took place on 25 June 2011.
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Ramadan 01 August 2011
Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is wishing all those observing the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan a peaceful, fruitful and contented month.
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Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education Students Society Multicultural day. 16 June 2011

Saturday 25 June 12 noon to 6 pm
Foods from the Arab world, Malaysia, Pakistan and India. 
Face-painting and Henna.
Journey through the lives of the multicultural student community.

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Medical Aid for Libya tops £28,000.00! 29 May 2011

It is incredible to think that in 3 months since 15 February we have raised such an amazing amount of money for Medical Aid for Libya.

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Libya Badges - Stock running low AGAIN! 22 May 2011

Freedom for Libya Badges have sold out and stock has been replenished.

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Clothing for Libya update 15 May 2011
Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is happy we were able to contribute to the recent shipment of clothing being sent to Libya for the displaced on the Tunisian Border. 
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Update for Medical Aid for Libya 15 April 2011
As the situation becomes even more critical in Libya and the death toll continues to rise daily, the feeling here is one of helplessness that we can do so little to help.
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Medical Aid for Libya new total 09 April 2011
Our total for Medical aid for Libya has reached £23,000.  Almost £20,000 has been sent and reached the east and west of Libya:
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£9,000 order leaving for Malta 03 April 2011

It is quite poignant to see the boxes of life-saving supplies all boxed up, ready for leaving to Malta. A team is on the ground in Malta, shipping all orders in an attempt to save lives and ease the suffering of the thousands in need in Libya. 

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26 March 2011: Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust Medical Aid for Libya 26 March 2011
We have heard some tragic, heartbreaking and appauling stories coming out of Libya over the past 5 weeks since the troubles started in Libya. 
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LATEST UPDATE! Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust - Medical Aid for Libyan Heroes 13 March 2011

The total keeps rising and rising. Initially, on 17 February when we launched our latest project, our thoughts were that we would set a £20,000 target for crucial medical aid for Libya. That target seemed achievable but a long way off. 

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Our Medical Aid reaching Libya today! 13 March 2011
Today, Sunday 13 March sees the first of our vital supplies reach the east of Libya, with deliveries via Egypt to 5 cities in the east.  This delivery was scheduled for Friday 11th but has been delayed.
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LATEST UPDATE! Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust - Medical Aid for Libyan Heroes 23 February 2011

The seriousness of the situation in Libya has been mirrored in the rush to donate to our cause.

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Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust - Medical Aid for Libyan Heroes 22 February 2011
Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is collecting for medical supplies for the sick and dying in Libya.  We have doctors and volunteers on the ground in Egypt already taking medical supplies across the border to Libya. 
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Pamper Day Sunday 20 February 10 February 2011

St Salvador's Church Hall, off Hilltown.

2 - 8 pm
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Quiz Night 15 Feb 23 January 2011
Fort Bar, Broughty Ferry
8 pm
Fun night with Quiz, raffle, possible auction and prizes
Teams of 3,4 or 5 people. £4 per head.
All proceeds to Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust.
Come along and have fun, and join others to make a team if you cannot manage a whole team.
Queries welcome. 
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latest Newsletter December 2010 02 January 2011
The long-awaited 4th Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust Newsletter can now be downloaded from the Newsletters link on the right hand side of the homepage.
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Festive wishes 27 December 2010
Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is wishing all family, friends and supporters a very peaceful and happy festive period.
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BHF 07 December 2010
On Saturday 4 December we visited the Reform St branch of BHF.
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Another successful day 28 November 2010
The Winter Fair, at Harris Academy, was one of the most successful yet. 
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Haiti Help 19 November 2010
This week saw us donate to Haiti Help, a Fife based new charity team of 3 nurses who work with helping children in Haiti, before and after the earthquake.
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Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust Winter Fair 2010 20 September 2010
The above event will take place on
Saturday 27 November 2010,
1 - 3 pm
in Harris Academy, Perth Road, Dundee.
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Cyclathon total rises! 20 September 2010
The recent Cyclathon completed by Jaber and his dad has now raised £755!  Many thanks to all who have most kindly donated and supported them by cheering them on or cycling with them - next year perhaps!!?
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Check out our new media link button 05 September 2010

We have added a new Media Link button on the right hand side of the webpage, below the events calendar. 

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Sponsor Abubaker and Jaber for Cyclathon 12 September 2010 25 August 2010
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Dundee Big Fun Run 17 July 2010 18 July 2010
This event took place yesterday and it was  a lovely event, as usual.
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The Big Fun Run Dundee Saturday 17 July and Ninewells Cancer Research 22 June 2010
For the second year, the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust will take part in the above fun event at Camperdown Park, Dundee. 
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School Bags for Malawi 22 June 2010
We had the good fortune to work with family friend Pat Wilson on producing school bags for school children in Malawi. 
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Recycling for Barnardos 05 June 2010

Since our launch in March 2008 we have always encouraged and participated in recycling by donating clothing and household items to charity.

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Official Opening of Yusef Abubaker Memorial Library NEW PHOTOS 30 May 2010

The trip to Nepal was most worthwhile and I have returned with thoughts and feelings deep-rooted within about the place, the people and Yusef's Library.

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Dundee United Coloured Scarves - What a success! 15 May 2010
We never imagined during our trip to Nepal that scarves make in a wee backstreet shop would be worn at Hamden for the Cup Final today 15 May 2010.
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Yusef Abubaker Memorial Horse Show 25 April 2010

This event, organised by Jacqui Benmalek, is scheduled to go ahead on Sunday 25 April 2010, after being rained off in September 2009.

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Harris Academy Yusef Abubaker Further Education Grant 2010 14 March 2010

The above Further Education Grant initiative has proven very successful in its first year.

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Latest photos of Yusef's library in Sangachok, Nepal 24 January 2010
The latest photos received today from Nepal show the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Library in use.
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NHS Tayside IT Implementation and Training Department's Festive Cheer 10 January 2010
The IT Implementation and Training Dept for NHS Tayside chose the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust to benefit from their Christmas Card donation money. 
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Autumn Sale another success 03 November 2009
The Autumn Sale on Saturday 24 October was another success despite the heavy rain which threatened to dampen the mood.
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Combating River Blindness in Cameroon 20 October 2009

Following on from our Yusef Abubaker Memorial Eye Surgery Day last August in Sierra Leone, arranged through Sightsavers International, we opted to be part of a another Sightsavers project this year, namely a River Blindness project in Cameroon. 

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Further Education Grant for school pupils 25 September 2009
Today, Friday 25 September 2009, we launched the Yusef Abubaker Further Education Grant initiative at Harris Academy, Dundee.
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Dundee Cyclathon 2009 - Accidents and successes. 16 September 2009

Dundee Rotary Cyclathon on Sunday 13th September was a lovely day weatherwise.  

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Dundee Villa Under 9's Strips Presentation 16 September 2009

On Tuesday 15th we presented Dundee Villa Under 9's with their strips and watched them in training.

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Progress report for Yusef's Community Library in Nepal 11 September 2009
Following on from our decision to fund the building of a Community Library in the village of Sangachowk, Sindhupalchowk District, Nepal as part of an Early Child Development project, we have a progress report.
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Physiotherapy student returns from Zanzibar 07 September 2009

Following on from our news that we contributed £500 towards Farana Latif's physiotherapy placement to Zanzibar, Farana has thankfully not only returned safely but provided a report that is sure to encourage others to help in similar ways in the future.

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Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust feeds the Fasting. 06 September 2009
Last night, Saturday 5 September (15 Ramadan) we fed the fasting in Brown Street Mosque in memory of Yusef.  Reports are that it was very well attended but even although there was plenty food.
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Sponsored Parachute Jump postponed AGAIN. 01 September 2009
The jump scheduled for Sunday 31 August has been postponed for the 3rd time now.
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Dundee East Under 15's Football Team NEW PHOTOS UPLOADED 21 August 2009
Earlier this week we received a request from Dundee East Under 15's Club Secretary Karen McDonell to fund Training equipment.   
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The Big Fun Run WAS fun! 16 August 2009
We did it!  All 11 runners took part and finished, some in spectacular fashion! 
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Fresh drinking water in Pakistan in memory of Yusef. 01 July 2009

On 2 February 2009 we entered into an agreement with Minhaj Foundation to provide 2 remote villages in Pakistan with motorised water pumps. 

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Farana to help sick and orphaned in Zanzibar. 12 June 2009

Farana Latif, from Dundee, a final year physiotherapy student at Glasgow Caledonian University, is travelling to Zanzibar during the summer to work with the sick.  Farana will spend any spare time in the local orphanage helping the children there. 

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Launch of Yusef Abubaker Reference Library 06 June 2009
On Friday 5 June 2009 Yusef's Reference Library at Blackness Primary had its official launch.
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The Big Fun Run Dundee 01 June 2009

The Big Fun Run has made the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust an official charity for the Dundee event.

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Edinburgh Marathon success! 31 May 2009
We spent today at the Edinburgh Marathon and am so glad we didn't miss this event. 
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CANCER RESEARCH UK 17 May 2009
Despite the ongoing problems with the webpage, a recent donation has brought the balance to £650.  
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BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION 17 May 2009

The webpage set up in Yusef’s memory with the British Heart Foundation has now reached a truly amazing amount of £3339.46

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Yusef's Touch Rugby Tournament 09 May 2009

Even the constant rain couldn't dampen the  mood on Saturday for the Tournament held in memory of Yusef. This is the second tournament organised by Colin Whittaker and it just seems to gather momentum. 

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Blackness Primary Football Strips 05 May 2009

Remembering Yusef - The Blackness PS football team were presented with their new strips on 2 March. 

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Yusef Abubaker Reference Library - Blackness PS 01 May 2009
Following a meeting with Mr G Ferrier and Miss J Morrison, we are also pleased to announce the launch of The Yusef Abubaker Reference Section within the library at Blackness Primary School Dundee.
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SPRING FAIR 25 April 2009
The Second Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust Spring Fair was held on Saturday 25 April at Harris Academy.
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Sponsored Parachute Jump 19 April 2009

The weather was glorious for Jump day for Eoin, Haytham, Stewart, Darren and William as they fulfilled their promise to jump from an aeroplane at 10,000 ft in memory of Yusef. 

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Sightsavers International 05 March 2009
Our next sightsaving project is in Cameroon.
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Blackness Primary School 02 March 2009
Remembering Yusef - The football strips for the pupils at Blackness PS have now been presented.
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Yusef Abubaker Reference Libraries 01 March 2009
HARRIS ACADEMY DUNDEE  
Yusef loved books and knew of the importance of education. 
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Cyclathon Total 03 February 2009
Remembering Yusef - I have been unable to publish a total for the Cyclathon as, believe it or not, I only very recently, on 3 February, received the remainder of the sponsorship money.
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Book Plate Design competition - Harris Academy 02 February 2009
Mr Taylor of the Harris Academy Art Department has held a very popular art competition for all 1st years to design a book plate to be inserted inside all books.  
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Motorised water pumps Pakistan 01 February 2009
We have agreed to fund 2 motorised water pumps in Pakistan.
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Funding of books and CDs 10 January 2009
Remembering Yusef - This is one of the projects that Yusef was so supportive of and he would be so proud that we have been able to fund the educational books and CDs for the above project.
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International Buffet 09 January 2009
It was decided to organise an International Buffet in an attempt to help the victims of the atrocities in Gaza Strip, Palestine. 
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Surgery for Nasser 20 December 2008
We received a request for funding to help pay for surgery for a 12 year old boy in Jerusalem.
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Donation to CHAS 18 December 2008
We donated £100 to CHAS through a collection at a local school.  
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Local poverty case 02 December 2008
We had a case referred to us from the Citizens Advice Bureau.
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Autumn Fair 22 November 2008
Remembering Yusef - The event was well attended and we raised a total of £1800.
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Update on Water Wells 31 October 2008
We can confirm that work has now started (just!) on the first of our water wells.
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Book Plate design winner 30 October 2008
The winner of the Book Plate design competition run by Harris Academy has been announced. 
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First Steps Himalaya Community Library 27 October 2008
This week we agreed to fund the building and provision of a Community Library in Nepal
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Cyclathon Update 27 October 2008

Total so far that has been received by me and banked is a whopping £2698.60!

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Girls Pamper Night 10 October 2008
The event was very successful with a large number requesting we repeat the event again SOON!
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Grove Academy Eco Group, 01 October 2008
Grove Academy Eco Group, under the supervision of Mary Holligan, undertook the Cyclathon in memory of Yusef.
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Yusef's Football Festival 27 September 2008
The Harris Academy's "Yusef's Football Festival" took place on Saturday 27 September and it was a wonderful day with lots of fun for Yusef's family, friends and teachers.
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Yusef Abubaker Memorial Horse Show 21 September 2008
The first Remembering Yusef Charity Horse Show, held at Claverhouse Equestrian on Sunday 21st September, was organised by close family friend Jacqui Benmalek, on behalf of the Trustees.
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Dundee Claverhouse Cyclathon 21 September 2008
This event was very well attended and the representation of those Remembering Yusef provided us with the strength to get through the day.
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Local reference libraries 12 September 2008
Yusef loved books and knew of the importance of education. 
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Charity update 11 September 2008
We are now looking to new projects as well as continuing our working relationship with Sightsavers International and BHF and Cancer Research.
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Feeding the hungry! 06 September 2008

The Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust is providing food and drinks today  for all those people who are fasting the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, and choose to break their fast in the mosque at Mughrab (sunset).

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Sightsavers International Project 02 September 2008
I received from Alison Graham details of all 14 recipients of the eye surgery which was funded by the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust.
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Radio interview 02 September 2008

Today I took part in my first live radio interview for Insight Radio, a radio station who works closely with RNIB and has an excellent working relationship with Sightsavers International.  

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The Big Fun Run Dundee 16 August 2008

The Big Fun Run has made the Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust an official charity for the Dundee event.

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Sightsavers International Meeting - Dundee 24 July 2008
During our very productive meeting, Alison and I initiated discussions for our continuing collaboration with Sightsavers International.
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Indonesian Interest 11 July 2008
Remembering Yusef - Following the International Buffet on 21 June, I have been approached by an Indonesian TV Station 
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Yusef Abubaker Memorial Trust makes it to the Commons! 02 July 2008
During one of our recent fundraising events, we welcomed Jim McGovern, local MP for Dundee West, and his wife, through our doors.
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The Yusef Abubaker Award for Learning 28 June 2008

Remembering Yusef - We have initiated two Award for Learning prizes: one for Yusef's school year  in Harris Academy, and one for his primary school, Blackness PS.  

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Book Plate Design Winner - Harris Academy 27 June 2008
Remembering Yusef - I have, in my possession, the winning design, which is absolutely stunning.
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