Welcome to the latest news from Days for Girls Gold Coast
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Hi Ing,

It's so great to be able to provide another update to keep you informed on what is happening with the Days for Girls Gold Coast team.

We were so excited to report in the last newsletter that we had handed over our first 57 kits to go to Honiara. I'm not sure if you were able to tune in and listen to Niki Pearce talk to the Rotary Club of NextGen in February but her talk was so inspirational and left me with tears in my eyes. We are currently trying to get hold of a copy of her talk because, if there was any doubt at all about the value of what you all do, then this will be smashed when you listen to Niki.

It's also exciting to announce that we have now been able to finalise the second and third sets of kits and these will be leaving the country shortly.

The first lot of 20 kits are off to Cambodia with ADU Tours who conduct sports tours but who also have "make a difference" tours. Volunteers build houses or teach English in children's centres.

The second lot of 100 kits are to go to Timor Leste to help with a project that is being conducted by the Rotary Club of Ashmore and it is so good to be able to work together with another Rotary club. It really does highlight the fabulous work that is done through the combined efforts of the Rotary organisation.

What a great turn out we had with the last sewing day. There were 31 volunteers on the day but the great news was that this included five males and volunteers as young as 18. Having to hold this at 10.30 am was not the best so it is really great that I am able to announce that we have been able to secure new premises. These are awesome and our next sewing day will be held on 9 April at Trinity Lutheran College at Ashmore. The hall is just beautiful and I am just so grateful to not only Charmaine Cameron who made the initial enquiries to many venues but to the Trinity Lutheran College for making this available. We will be starting at 9.00 am but if you feel like helping set up from 8.30 am, your help would be appreciated.

We have now been able to supply 177 kits to Honiara, Cambodia and Timor Leste and I am so proud of this but we now need to restock and I need your help! If you have fabric at home, can you please send me back a reply and let me know what completed stock you have at home as well as any components that you have cut out or fabric/PUL that you haven't used.

I am also in need of some volunteers that can wash and iron some fabric at home so please let me know if you can help. This is a great way for people who aren't able to sew to get involved so don't be shy and stand back!

And lastly, please make sure that you like the Days for Girls Gold Coast Facebook page. There is a photo album with photos from the last sewing day that you can see here.


Is it worth it?

Women menstruate 60 days, or 2 months a year. Days for Girls kits last 2-4 years, which can earn back up to 240 days of opportunity.

For more information, contact:
Kathy Rogers on 0414 818 741
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