TEA FOR CAUSE
A NEW Norfolk cafe is helping the fight against childbirth injuries in Africa by donating profits from its high tea events.
New Norfolk’s Glen Derwent Tea Room is hosting High Tea for Hamlin sittings this year with 10 per cent of proceeds donated to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation.
The non-profit organisation, which first started in Ethiopia 60 years ago by founder Catherine Hamlin, raises money to treat sufferers of fistula, an internal injury caused by an obstructed labour during childbirth.
Glen Derwent Tea Room owner Liz Virtue said it was rewarding to support a worthy cause.
“High teas are a very female thing, and this issue is a very female problem,” she said.
“It seems fitting for us to get involved with this. People seem to love our high teas and we are proud to support a suitable charity.”
Ms Virtue’s tea room is hosting high tea events throughout spring, with $3.50 from every ticket going to the Hamlin Foundation.
Glen Derwent’s high tea event at the weekend raised more than $200 for the foundation after accepting donations and serving 20 high teas.
Hamlin Foundation CEO Carolyn Hardy said donations went a long way to help sufferers of fistula.
“Since the foundation was created, we’ve seen 55,000 women treated and their lives completely restored as a result,” she said.
“We are so grateful for the donations and money raised through high tea events which helps aid the reduction in fistula.” For more information and ways to donate, visit www.hamlin.org.au.
TEA FOR TWO: Airlie Moore and Lorraine Nossiter, both of New Norfolk, at the High Tea for Hamlin at Glen Derwent last weekend.