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£400raised of £200 target by 22 supporters

    Weʼve raised £400 to help a group of sewing ladies in South Africa who are trying to make a living.

    Funded on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

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    I'm raising money for my mum's sewing group in her church in South Africa. There is no such thing as 'the dole' in South Africa and so people without qualifications do what they can to earn a living. Here's a little bit from my mum about her group of ladies:

    "These ladies have very little but they are prepared to work. This small group came together to see if they could use the sewing skills they had, learn more, and make items to sell.

    We use the premises of my church, use hand me down sewing machines, donated material and other necessary items bought with the profits. We make anything which might be sellable, bags, skirts, cards, Christmas angels, towels, face cloths, etc. We are now making mortarboards for graduates!

    They come together once a week, for no pay, and work. We have a great time, laughter and banter, and a feeling of well being. Over the years they have grown in self confidence and this self help group is ready to move forward.

    I don't have the words to describe what this small enterprise has done for my ladies. If you met them you would feel it. They started meek and unsure, they felt worthless. Now they have grown into a more confident, gelled little band - it's wonderful to see.

    Any donations goes 100% to them and is used very wisely."

    Everything they have is donated, but they can only create so much from second hand sewing machines. I would like to raise money to give them some new machines to give them that step up to grow as a group and an enterprise.

    Any donations goes 100% to them and is used very wisely!

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      22

      • Jonny Beatty

        Jonny Beatty

        Oct 1, 2017

        Well done Jill :)

        £10.00

      • Pete  Johnson

        Pete Johnson

        Sep 29, 2017

        Mo Farah watch your back!

        £20.00

      • Shane McNamara

        Shane McNamara

        Sep 27, 2017

        Well done Jill!

        £10.00

      • John Allen

        John Allen

        Sep 26, 2017

        Hope it went well. Rather you than me!

        £10.00

      • Matthew Vinecombe

        Matthew Vinecombe

        Sep 25, 2017

        Congratulations hon! A fantastic achievement! xxx

      • Chris Warner

        Chris Warner

        Sep 23, 2017

        I’m sure you’ll love every minute!

        £10.00

      • Bev Norris

        Bev Norris

        Sep 23, 2017

        Good luck Jill, fabulous cause 😊😊😊

        £20.00

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