Students reach out to help Ethiopian women
THE combined Trinity Catholic College and St John's College Woodlawn fundraiser dinner at Summerland House farm to help Ethiopian women and girls has been hailed a success.
Event coordinator, Trinity's Vicki Evans said that the dinner "was informative and showed the human side to the stories of women and girls with obstetric fistula".
"Those stories were seen as particularly poignant," Mrs Evans said.
"We wanted to raise as much awareness and money as possible for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) Ltd.
"HFEA CEO, Lucy Perry attended and was moved by the selflessness of the Trinity and Woodlawn students, boys and girls alike.
"They were all extremely generous with their time and efforts as were the many donors of raffle prizes etc.
"After expenses, we had raised almost $5000 to further help HFEA with its work."
The biennial event supports the work of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital, the world's first dedicated fistula hospital, treating Ethiopian women suffering from obstetric fistula.