See, Buy, Support!
Photo: Colleen Hampton, Kirsten Felstead, Roberta Read and Alison Herridge.
We’re all invited to come along to the Orange (St. James) Presbyterian Church this Saturday (22nd) between 2 and 4pm to see a fabulous range of hand-made quilts and blankets, and if you buy one, you’ll be supporting the Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia. .
The Hamlin Fistula Hospital was founded almost 60 years ago by pioneering Australian, Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Dr Reg Hamlin. The hospital has treated almost 55,000 Ethiopian women who have suffered one of the most horrific childbirth injuries- obstetric fistula (an internal injury caused by prolonged, unrelieved obstructed labour.)
This particular fundraiser began in 2010 due to a family connection through a church member and is run every two years. Church member, Kirsten Felstead said, “It has been very successful in the past which has been great, we have raised quite a lot of money in the time we have been fundraising for it, we’ve raised between $1500-$2000 each time and that goes to support the Hamlin Fistula Hospital, this could go to midwives or equipment.”
Knitted and or quilted products will be available for purchase. Beanies, scarves and other goodies will also be available on the day, some of these blankets and quilts take up to six weeks to make, be sure to pop in and support this great cause.
The fundraiser will be held at St James Presbyterian Church- Corner of Anson Street and Matthews Avenue. Entry for adults is $6.00 and children free- morning tea is provided.
Blankets and quilts for sale, with afternoon tea provided.