Hello Everyone. Just a short newsletter to update you.
We have heard from Louise who travelled to both Nepal and to India with dresses, shorts, teddies and more so kindly made by you all. Here is a short message update from Louise who has now returned from India, no photos as yet but if we are lucky enough to have a few I will post them.
"The team of 9 who travelled to India 12-19th November were able to pack all of the clothes which were so kindly made. Some of these were distributed across three children's homes for orphans, children affected by leprosy, and children with HIV. The remainder have been wrapped up to be given as Christmas presents to the children.
They were all so grateful to have something pretty to wear, and it was lovely to see the smiles and laughter as they tried everything on.
Please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who has given their time to sew for such a wonderful cause.
With every blessing
The second piece of news is that at last our 5 boxes of dresses, shorts, teddies, bags and more will be sent out to join a shipment that is being flown to the DRC Congo and will we hope not stick too long in Customs, then will make their way to the Orphanage where those little ones in the photographs in our previous newsletter live. So they will have their new things before Easter.
It will take time as there are a number of stages on the journey where we have to make sure all is well before the next step! It can be very hard to be patient when we see their need!! At least we know they are on the way now so a HUGE THANK YOU to every one of you who has made with love.
If anyone has a few more shorts or peasant dresses to send please do now send to Jacqui Onslow
Who is continuing maintain all the work of Dress a Girl
Whilst I have stepped down from being involved rather full time due to my spine condition I am remaining in touch with two organisations close to me here (Omushana and Care for Uganda) and can let them have any more peasant dresses or shorts that arrive (NO pillowslip dresses this time thank you as they are not so appropriate in the region where these are visiting).