Every year, St Julian’s Methodist Church in Newport chooses a charity to support and this year the Church has chosen Health Help International. (Good choice!) Eira Richards, the charity coordinator, explained that this means that every part of the church selects an aspect of HHI’s work and is tackling a particular project.
What caught the eye of the Ladies’ Group in the church was the issue of girls’ education, especially the education of girls in the special needs schools we work with. As you know, the children have to board at these schools because many live in remote villages, too far away for them to travel to and from school every day.
The St Julian’s ladies came up with the idea of providing each girl with their own washbag at the start of the school year. As you can see in the photograph, each snazzy bag is filled with essential items as well as some ‘luxury’ bits and pieces. So far we have received in excess of 40 washbags from them…every one jam packed.
What a great idea! Thank you to all the very busy and generous ladies at St Julian’s Methodist!