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We’re back! If Covid allows, we will be holding our 10th Christmas day swim LIVE this year. Registration will open on 15th November 2021. More details to follow in the coming days.https://southwoldrotary.co.uk/swim/
For the 12th and final day of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will be donating £139 to Mary’s Meals. This will provide 10 meals for a year to children in their place of education to help tackle global hunger.
Mary’s Meals works in 19 countries across
Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean.
For day 11 of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will be donating £104 to the charity Shelterbox. This will allow the purchase of 2 Solar lights, Water Filters and 5 Blankets. These items will help with disaster relief where it is needed throughout the world.
Right now, more than 104 million people around the world have been made homeless by disaster and conflict. Shelterbox are working to change this.
By providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster, they are transforming despair into hope.
For Day 10 of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will be donating £100 to Kids for Kids. This will buy 2 goats.
“KIDS FOR KIDS helps children the world has forgotten, children in Darfur, Sudan, who live lives of inexcusable and unimaginable hardship. Our key project is a goat loan – we don’t believe in charity, we believe in enabling people to help themselves. Children are malnourished in every village. Many have had no protein, minerals or vitamins for months on end which not only means lasting damage to them physically, but their IQ is reduced, often irreparably. Goat’s milk transforms a child’s health”.
For day nine of our twelve days of Christmas we will be donating £100 to Malaria No More. This will buy 10 mosquito nets to help save lives from this deadly disease.
“Malaria is one of oldest and deadliest diseases, devastating families, communities, and countries. Yet we have the tools to end malaria in a generation. This is why we are putting all our energy into making malaria no more”.
“Increasing investments to end malaria will save millions more lives, mostly pregnant women and children in Africa. However, despite tremendous progress, malaria remains one of the top killers of children under five and is a major cause of poverty and inequity in Africa”.
- In 2019, malaria claimed 409,000 lives and caused 229 million cases.1
- Malaria accounts for half of missed days in African schools. Healthy children can go to school and learn more effectively, ultimately impacting their ability to earn a living.2
- Keeping children healthy enables parents to go to work and reduce the need to spend their wages on malaria treatments and health care.
It’s the eighth day of our twelve days of Christmas and we will be donating £100 to Life for African Mothers.
Life for African Mothers decided to take a simple but effective approach to saving mothers lives: the two Ms. This was Misoprostol and Midwives. LFAM was advised that focusing on Post Partum Haemorrhage (PPH), the biggest killer of women and by providing Misoprostol, the medication to prevent or treat PPH, we would save many more mothers. Currently, LFAM are providing Misoprostol to part or whole of five countries. Our volunteer midwives include the management of this most precious of medications in their skills sharing workshops. The monitoring of the donations, including stock levels and lives saved each month are sent to LFAM which we forward to the donor.
For the seventh day of our Twelve Days of Christmas we will donate £100 to the charity Hamlin Fistula.
They are dedicated to restoring the health and dignity of women who have survived the horrendous – and preventable – childbirth injury: obstetric fistula.
Founded in Ethiopia by pioneering Australian surgeons Catherine and Reg Hamlin, our work reflects a lifetime quest to provide world best treatment to the most marginalised women: those who have suffered an obstetric fistula, a devastating internal injury caused by obstructed childbirth.
It’s the sixth day of our twelve days of Christmas and we will be donating £100 to the mental health charity, Young Minds.
“We want to see a world where no young person feels alone with their mental health, and gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what”.
For the fifth day of our twelve days of Christmas we will be donating £100 to a well known charity, Water Aid.
The charity that brings clean water and sanitation to those who need it most in the world.