Bake sale a go for St. Patrick’s

Local charity raising funds for African grandmothers

We are sponsoring the annual St. Patrick’s Day Tea and Bake Sale at Christ Church Trinity, to be held on Saturday, March 16th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., to raise money to deal with the effects of HIV and AIDS in Africa.

The Valley Go-Go Sisters are part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, to support families in sub-Saharan Africa who have been impacted by HIV and AIDS. Since 2006, more than 250 groups of Canadian grandmothers have raised an incredible $16.5 million to support African grandmothers who have stepped forward to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS.

From this fund-raising campaign, 90 per cent of the money raised reaches these families. These resources provide grandmothers and children supports that include food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, counselling, and adequate housing.

Grandmothers in Africa display amazing resilience and courage, even while grieving for their own children. Our Valley Go-Go Sisters are proud to be part of this movement in Canada and look forward to having your attendance at our tea. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds from the event will be given to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

 

Contribued by Luana Gillies

Valley Go-Go Sisters