Fistula Foundation

Anne Halliday organises Sunday afternoon in support of Ann Gloag Fistula Foundation

Anne Halliday organises Sunday afternoon in support of Ann Gloag
Fistula Foundation

                                                            Rotary Afternoon Tea in Kirkcudbright.

Anne Halliday of Kirkcudbright Rotary hosted an Afternoon Tea on Sunday the 25that the Selkirk Arms Hotel. Over sixty ladies took tea, chatted, laughed and enjoyed the ambiance of the afternoon.

Rotary and the Gloag Foundation are once again joining forces in the project Freedom from Fistula. Sue Hope of the Gloag Foundation gave a talk outlining the project and the health problems associated with young girls giving birth in areas of West Africa. The Project is a Scotland wide appeal with Rotary the principle fund raiser.

During the tea local business entertained. Willow, Lindsay-line, Corner Gallery and Corrie Couture all adding to the excitement of the occasion. There had been a generous donation of raffle prizes and with donations and sales, a total of £950 was raised for the project.

Kirkcudbright Rotary wishes to extend their thanks to all who contributed to the success of the day from those who chatted and laughed, to stall holders, stewards, demonstrators and to the Selkirk Arms Hotel for their excellent service.

Thank you letter received addressed to Anne

Mrs Anne Halliday

The Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright

6thDecember 2018

Dear Anne

On behalf of Ann and all the team at Freedom From Fistula, I am writing to thank you and fellow members of the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright most sincerely for your extremely kind and generous donation of £1,000.24, being money raised at the recent, and most enjoyable, fundraising afternoon tea.

Rotary Clubs across Scotland have offered invaluable support during the last 10 years and we are delighted that Rotarians have once again pledged their support through the launch of a new Global Grant to help our Aberdeen Women's Centre in Sierra Leone (GG1981430 – The Sierra Leone Fistula Project).

Every £1,000 raised by Rotarians can provide one of the following:

250 consultations at the Children's Outpatient Clinic including consultation, treatment and vaccinations

10 safe births in the maternity unit

One life-changing fistula surgery including rehabilitation and reintegration

Provide literacy and numeracy training to 20 women and girls

Feed 500 patients

100% of all donations to directly to Freedom From Fistula programmes as all administrative costs are met by The Gloag Foundation. 

Many, many thanks once again for your support which is greatly appreciated by us all.

Kindest regards


Sue Hope (MinstF)

on behalf of Freedom From Fistula