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Over £2,000 is raised for Ethiopian Medical Project by Girvan concert

The organising committee left to right:-
Jo Middlemis EMP, Anne McKeown Sacred Hearts Prayer Group, Maureen Burnett
EMP, and also from the Prayer Group, Lorraine Villiger, Jean Close, Sadie
McGuire, Lelia Sweeney, Frances McBeth and Chris Haycox

The organising committee left to right:- Jo Middlemis EMP, Anne McKeown Sacred Hearts Prayer Group, Maureen Burnett EMP, and also from the Prayer Group, Lorraine Villiger, Jean Close, Sadie McGuire, Lelia Sweeney, Frances McBeth and Chris Haycox

Voices were raised in song, money was raised, pants were collected at an ecumenical fundraising event at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Girvan.

The concert, which featured the Wesley Singers, a singing group from across 3 Circuits of the Methodist Church and an ecumenical sister group from Girvan, were sowing seeds of God’s love and raising funds for the Ethiopia Medical Project (EMP) at Buccama.

Around 750 pairs of pants were collected to send to the project along with £2,020 raised by the concert. EMP aims to assist ‘The Buccama Clinic’ in its work healing thousands of mothers suffering with Uterine Prolaps. With treatment it is hoped the mothers can return to their purposeful lives free from pain, shame and rejection. The money raised will go to Sister Haimanot at the clinic for the care of the Mothers.

Kathleen Pearson, conductor of the Wesley Singers said: “It has been a great pleasure to be part of this tremendous fundraising effort for such a worthwhile cause. Apart from our voices the Weslies have brought pants from Methodist Churches across central Scotland to be shipped to the Buccama Clinic, so our involvement here has helped spread the good work of EMP to more places in Scotland.”

Jo Middlemiss from EMP thanked the Wesley singers, the parish of the Sacred Heart and everyone concerned for their generous effort on behalf of the mothers helped by the Buccama Clinic. In 2013 a fantastic £14,000 was raised by EMP fund raising, it was spent on: pessaries, accommodation, food, blankets, transport, fuel, medicine and staff education. This expanding little clinic works nonstop to provide help for the surrounding community. We could not do it without the huge support that we have received from friends and family and hundreds of people that we shall probably never know.

 

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