Thursday, 19 July 2012

Meet my amazing Mum and her friends












My Mum, Sheila Baker (at the top of the picture) and her friends from the Daventry Townswomen's Guild have been knitting and crocheting blankets to help some of the world’s poorest people. The guild made 24 colourful blankets which have been sent to to the Addis Ababa Hospital in Ethiopia. It has been running since 1974 and is designed to help women who have suffered injuries while giving birth to children. The hospital treats around 25 women a week with childbirth injuries and they do a tremendous amount of work. The women who go to this hospital travel great distances. You will get women from Kenya, Sudan and Somalia – and often on foot. They arrive with nothing except the clothes they are wearing, so the blankets are used to keep them warm at night, when the temperatures drop rapidly and, when they return home, they take their blankets with them.

6 comments:

Nicola said...

Well done Sheila! What a worthy cause. And what a lovely photo!

pop-i-cok said...

Aw your mum is fab! And so are her friends :-)

ric-rac said...

Hi Nicola - yes a fab. cause and a super pic, I agree x

ric-rac said...

Hi pop-i-cok - yes she is fab : ) x

mrs cheese said...

This is such a lovely post.
What a wonderful group of ladies they are.
My friend has been twice to help at one of the orphanages in Ethiopia. On her last visit a few weeks ago she was looking after triplets whose young mother had died during childbirth.
Thank you for sharing
x

ric-rac said...

Thanks for dropping by Mrs Cheese. Yes they are a wonderful group of ladies. Your friend sounds wonderful too with her great work. Thank goodness folk are prepared to get involved. Hearing such stories certainly puts my worries into perspective. : ) x

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