At the end of June 2015, Dr Hamlin's granddaughters, Cat and Sarah, organised an evening at the London Ethiopian Embassy to raise funds and awareness. Around £2000 was raised and this will be a great help in carrying on the work at our hospitals,
The evening began with wine or soft drinks and snacks and gave people the opportunity to get acquainted. Everyone enjoyed this social time and new friends were made as well as catching up with old friends.
One of the highlights of the evening was the opportunity to meet the runners who are taking part in the Great Ethiopian Run which takes place in November. The ladies are all working hard on raising the funds and ensuring they are fit to compete against Ethiopians at altitude. We are certain they will have a wonderful time and will enjoy that wonderful country and its people.
They are all looking forward to visiting the hospital and the College of Midwives to learn first-hand about the work that goes on there.
The other highlight was the opportunity to have a viewing of a new film about the Drs Hamlin and their wonderful hospital. This has only recently been produced by our colleagues in the Swiss Trust and everyone found it very moving.
Greg and Sarah man the merchandise stall.
The visitors moving through to the viewing room for the film
Cat and Sarah introduce the film.
Malcolm Hewitt, the Chairman of Hamlin Fistula UK addressing the audience.