Empowering women is the goal for Kenilworth ladies as they look to raise £2,000 with festive fundraising and train a midwife in Malawi.
Kenilworth Soroptimists have pledged to support Friends of Sick Children in Malawi in line with ‘educating, empowering and enabling women and girls around the world’.
And in hope of making a real difference, they are going all out to raise £2,000 and put a nurse through a bachelor degree in midwifery.
Widow Charity Kanyanda currently works as a nursing sister in the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, and has a professional certificate in nursing.
She mostly deals with abused and vulnerable women and girls at the one stop centre, run by Friends of Sick children in Malawi charity.
But for Charity, who has three children and worked in the paediatric department of the hospital for the past 14 years, the degree would mean a chance to also help children.
Sue Frith from the town Soroptimists group, explained that the Friends charity has links with medical staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital where training and experience is shared on travels.
And that the team simply want to help, pledging all funds from its annual Christmas fair to make a difference.
The fundraiser will be held from 10am on November 23 at St Francis of Assisi church.
As well as access to cakes, jams, plants and homemade trinkets, entry includes the chance to win a Poinsettia and artwork from Malawi.