Report on the Work for Babies in Africa.
Mary Lean recently delivered 170 jumpers, 207 hats and 107 blankets, crocheted mostly by three ladies, with a little help in the form of wool donations from their friends who attend Croy Church. These are given to assist the caring work of the Zambesi Mission, which helps people in Malawi and northern Mozambique to clothe infants known as ‘chip shop babies’.
Over the years, the three friends have knitted over 1000 jumpers. Recently displayed in Nairn over two weeks in October, the final products mainly go to Malawi where the charity also supports students and provides building materials.
Mike Beresford, the Mission Director, came to Nairn in June and said: “The jumpers are great as they last a baby up to six months. A blanket, however, will last for four to five years. It is very hard for us to understand the poverty these people live in.”
Mike is making a return visit to us in February when he will be giving a talk to our Guild. Let’s hope that we have some more knitting done by then for him! The ladies are still accepting donations of wool.
Congratulations and thanks to the ladies who are involved in this work. Well done to you all.
For further information on the work of Zambesi Mission look at their website www.zambesimission.org
News from Kalimpong
On 28th August, an update on our sponsored boys, Harshil and Harahit, was read to the congregation.
We received a thank you letter from Mr MacHardy, Chairman of the U.K. Committee for Dr Graham's Homes, Kalimpong, for a cheque of £300 raised at the 'Strawberry Tea' in July.
Thank you to all sponsors and friends in Cawdor and Croy who made this possible. Our twin boys are 12 years old on Tuesday. We have sent them a card on your behalf and a gift will be sent out with the Committee in September on their annual visit.
Thanks to everyone who supported the Strawberry Tea on 25th June for Croy and Dalcross Parish Church Guild. A total of £353.65 was raised.
The Coffee morning in Croy Church Hall on Saturday 14th May raised a total of £591. Congratulations to all involved for this tremendous effort.
Build a House Project
In response to the Build a House Project Appeal Cawdor Church has raised and sent £327. A fantastic response frpom a small congregation.