There was a lot of 'Joy' at the Pub yesterday :-)
As a one off Christmas Donation, Annie sent around a tin to collect Gold Coins for the Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Foundation. Annie reports that $100.00 was collected from the SCQuilters on Saturday which means we can buy:-
2 x Dress Nightgown and Bedding - $60.00
20 x Pairs of Rubber Slippers - $40.00 This is truly wonderful.
Our patient's healing starts as soon as they arrive, when they are given a nightgown to wear during their stay. On the day they leave, they are presented with a new dress to celebrate their return home. $30.00 is all we need to buy a dress, nightgown and bedding for one patient.
When they arrive at the hospital they almost always come barefoot. For just $40 we can buy 20 pairs of plastic slippers for patients who arrive with no shoes and they get to walk home to thier village with shoes, some walking over 3 or more days.
Thanks for organizing this Annie.
You can check out the Hamlin Fistula Foundation here... http://hamlin.org.au/