High Tea

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The Hamlin Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia is a life changing medical organisation surrounded by love. Since being established in 1974 by Drs Catherine and Reg Hamlin, over 60,000 women have been surgically treated to correct birthing injuries, returning these women to their villages and families, their health and dignity restored.
Recently charity organisations in Murray Bridge took part in a High Tea occasion to raise funds to support the work of the Hamlin Fistula Hospital. Guest speaker Rose Dahlitz has visited the Fistula Hospital in Addis Ababa, and she spoke about the ongoing dedication of the medical staff, and their helpers to ensure help for those suffering this horrible condition. A more recent service provided by the Hospital is to train midwives with the ultimate aim to eradicate the occurrence of obstetric fistulas through medical services provided at local community centres throughout Ethiopia.
The fund raising event was arranged by the Rotary Club of Murray Bridge, with representatives from Inner Wheel, Christ Church Lutheran, Kiwanis, Lions, Holy Cross Lutheran, and Soroptomists. The audience was treated to delicious sandwiches without crusts, an astonishing array of decorated cakes, a competition based on the knowledge of teas, all enjoyed with sparkling wine and real tea.
Generous participation in the activities by the audience resulted in much needed donations that will ensure more Ethiopian women will be rescued from a life of shame, pain and humiliation.
Story by Sam Cozens
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