Mothers of Africa – Call for Support

20 Mar

Mothers of Africa is a Medical Educational Charity that trains medical staff in Sub-Saharan Africa to care for mothers during pregnancy and childbirth.

Last summer Glamorgan Quilter  members Monica Dennis and Hilary Carney made panels for a quilt that was being made by Maggie Cullinane from Cardiff Art School to raise funds for the charity. The quilt was completed and donated to the charity so that it could be used to raise awareness of the charities work.

The project has now moved on to the next stage.

The plan is to make more quilts to send out to Africa for distribution to hospitals and communities. And, in the longer term there is an aspiration to send packs of squares out to Africa for the women to make up and sell themselves. So what initially started as a one-off summer project is now a permanent initiative.

How you can help

There are various ways in which you can offer your support. You could make a quilt or you could donate a plain or patterned piece of fabric. You could also get your family and friends to support the charity by sponsoring your contribution.

A blog has been established which gives more detail of the project as well as a brief for anyone wishing to contribute. Please feel free to share the details with family, friends and colleagues.

There is also a text facility which you can use to make a donation (text MOAQ99 £2 to 70070)

This second stage of the project will be officially launched in Llandaff, Cardiff in the summer when all the quilts made by that date will be exhibited. It will coincide with the Cardiff School of Art and Design summer show, so if you visit the campus you will be able to see the art students’ work as well!

For more information, or to get involved email moaquilt@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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