Weekend's work could save a life
SMALL bundles pieced together at The Scots PGC College on Saturday morning could mean the difference between life and death for a mother giving birth in a third-world country.
The birthing kit project is the fifth of its kind to be organised by Zonta and president Lois James said she was ecstatic to have the largest turnout yet at the weekend.
Warwick girls and women prepared 1000 kits, each stocked with a scalpel, gloves, a small plastic sheet, two latex gloves, cord ties, soap and some swabs which are being shipped to Afghanistan.
And it seems nobody is too young to help. Eight-year-old Annabel Donaldson and her sister Abi, 10, rolled up their sleeves and pitched in.
The girls' mum Jane Donaldson said the girls understood they were helping women less fortunate than themselves.
“I think it's important to expose them to those things,” Mrs Donaldson said.
A group of Year 11 and 12 Scots PGC students also got involved.
Student Ella Rathmall said they knew how lucky they were to live in a country like Australia.
“We wanted to help out because we know not everyone is as lucky as us,” she said.
Fellow student Georgia Kiss said she was compelled to help after she was hit with the realisation some of the women in need of these kits were her age.