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STOP PRESS from Friday 12th July 2013

Following our STOP PRESS piece on Friday, here are the two articles mentioned. A massive thanks goes to C.R.E.E.R's Vice President in Cote d'Ivoire who retrieved these articles!  Please note these children are going to 'several NGO's' but many we suspect will be orphanages who aren't used to dealing with …

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Annual Fundraiser

Gorgeous small village in southern France near the Spanish border ... come & assist C.R.E.E.R please; crazy games for the whole family! Music in the evening for the young, or a choral in the 11th century Abbey! Lots of varying accomodation on site, from camping to luxury hotels!

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STOP PRESS!!!

We have just been alerted that 200 trafficked chldren were found in transport in Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire heading for cocoa farms the night of 10th/11th July (the night before last) The majority are apparently from neighbouring Burkina Faso; there is also talk that they are part of a convoy of …

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Discussions at Nestlé

Silence has prevailed for a few months, the C.R.E.E.R board have been busy with a number of projects for future fundraising.  On return from the founder's visit from Cote d'Ivoire, we rang Nestlé again who were already aware of us, to explain what happened on the trip there. Nestlé invited …

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In Search of the “African Middle Class”

Excellent piece on the highs & woes of the continent currently. The elite classes have such control & unfortunately sometimes corrupt. This doesn't help those out in the countryside (or indeed in towns) trying to feed their families; including cocoa planters!

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Dreams realised after five days work in Cote d’Ivoire

Arranging a trip to Cote d'Ivoire via Ghana in under a week is not for the faint-hearted, particularly when your visa for Ghana has expired! This is what happened just prior to Easter.  The decision was made by C.R.E.E.R's board that unless one of the board was on the ground …

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An Interview with Nikki – volunteer fundraiser

18 months ago, I became involved with C.R.E.E.R by pure chance. Someone suggested that perhaps people could come up with ideas for fundraising. So, after a few glasses of wine, I piped up "Why don't we have our own Olympics?"! Talk about being jumped on! So it came to pass …

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Update from the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group

Positive moves in the right direction ... time will tell! But still no one looking at the situation with the children that are living on the streets having escaped their situation or those being trafficked across the border! We mustn't forget, C.R.E.E.R started due to 'M' who was in domestic …

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