More trustee exertions!

Alison Grove and her friend, Helen, have just completed the Killin 10K in Scotland (in only just over an hour which is pretty impressive), raising just shy of £1000 towards NICHE’s next Liberia trip in November 2019.  You can still sponsor them at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alison-helen.

 

Relief at the finish line
Exhaustion at the finish line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fantastic work both of you!

Friends of NICHE

We are fortunate that NICHE has friends who support us in various ways.

This is Gloria, approaching her 10th decade, and an inveterate knitter!

One of WHO’s main recommendations for newborn care is prevention of hypothermia.  Newborn babies quickly lose heat through their heads; drying and covering the head with a hat immediately after birth is a simple but vital step.  This is equally important in hot and cold countries.

When NICHE instructors train midwives and other birth attendants in a low resource country, we leave equipment for them to use.  This includes a supply of hats for babies, as mothers do not always have their own baby clothes.

Gloria has bought wool, and knitted hundreds of baby hats for us, including tiny ones for premature infants.  She says that this is her contribution to our work: it is a valuable one, for which we – and about 200 babies in west Africa so far – are very grateful.