The Women’s Booth at the World Federation of Haemophilia Conference in May this year is, as some of you know, being hosted by Haemophilia Scotland. Many of you are already aware and participating in our ongoing quilt project which will be displayed there.
Working in partnership with Glasgow Haemophilia Centre, we thought it would also be a nice gesture to recognise that no matter how little we have, some women and girls in the world have much less, particularly of the basic things we come to take for granted.
In many of the international communities, item such as pants, socks, sanitary wear, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes etc are luxury and commonly non existent items for many women.
We would like to collect some of these items and make them available to anyone who needs them during the conference and anything unused thereafter be sent to women and girls in Malawi and Kenya as part of Haemophilia Scotland’s ongoing programmes in these countries.
If you can and would like to donate any of the items mentioned above (or any other small items you can think may be useful) which could go into a small “goodie” bag for these girls and women, these are being collected at the Glasgow Haemophilia Centre and the Haemophilia Scotland Office.
Let’s make life a wee bit more comfortable for these girls and women with a great Scottish welcome!
If you wish any further information regarding this, please contact Nancy Brodie at the Glasgow Haemophilia CCC on 0141 211 5127.