Lifeline Appeal Video made for ABC
is a video excerpt of a short Lifeline programme that the
BBC made to raise awareness of ABC, Action for Brazil's
Children. ABC have been a huge help to our little charity
and have also visited Maria several times to take aid and
offer assistance. When the BBC agreed to go to Brazil to
film several ABC projects they asked if they could include
and I sat down to watch the programme on TV hoping to get
a glimpse of Maria and we were amazed that a big part of
the programme was dedicated to her. There were quite a few
tears that night - we have not been able to get over to
Brazil for some time (we pay any such costs ourselves) and
it was a joy to see Maria, but a very bitter sweet moment
as the films portrays very accurately their desperate situation.
is an un-official edit of the programme showing the bits
about Maria. We fully recognise the rights of the BBC and
ABC and hope to get an official version up soon. In the
meantime we hope neither organisation minds us showing this
a result if the donations ABC received from this program
they have made a generous three year commitment to supporting
Children of Bahia. We received a grant from them last year,
annother this year and are set to receive a further grant
next year. This funding has been vital to helping us make
imporvements to the refuge and open The child care centre,
but as yet we do not have enough money to open a new residential
refuge for Maria (but we are working hard on it!!). Please
do read other parts of the site for the latest news.
is quite a big file to download (10 MB).
click on the link below and choose "save to my computer"
to get a copy. If you just hit the link you will have bit
of a wait whilst the video tries to load into your browser
but it should work - particularly if you are on broadband.
the video by right clicking here
click on the link above to watch the film now