This will be our only fund raising event this year, sadly we were unable to have our Coffee Mornings and Sales. We have missed seeing our sponsors and supporters.
We have a friend who makes the Christmas cards and they are really beautiful. This year most of the cards are to raise money for mosquito nets for the really poor families of the village. In the past we have lost a few children to malaria, most survive but if it is cerebral malaria the children don’t stand much chance. You may have heard there’s a new vaccination for children but as I understand it, it is only for children under 2 years old. It is going to take some time to get all the children protected against malaria so mosquito nets will be needed for at least the next 15 years if it is rolled out immediately and the country can afford them.
I have taken photographs of a few of the cards but they certainly don’t do them justice. Everyone is different. The main categories are Nativity Scenes, Mother and Child, Three Kings, and Angels.
We ask for a minimum of £5 per card. Each card bought will enable us to purchase a family mosquito net! The cards contain a little certificate and you can fill in whatever you donate and send them with the greeting card.
We do hope that you will be able to purchase some of the cards for your special friends. If you live close by to us in Atherstone we can bring the cards to your home so that you can choose the ones you like or if you are far away we will be able to post them to you.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Margaret & Brian Ingram