Bra-vo as King’s Park provide smalls for all
King’s Park Church locals have been saying bra-vo recently – after helping donate underwear to poverty-stricken women in Africa.
Members of Burnside Blairbeth, St Oswald’s and Croftfoot churches have also been helping out in the initiative, which is run by a Livingston charity, Smalls For All.
They have been collecting unwanted underwear and sending them to Africa to help some of the country’s poorest women.
Not only is it a health and hygiene problem for many African women but to women and girls underwear is seen as a status symbol and offers a degree of security from sexual assault.
A total of 1000 bras and pants were donated and have now been delivered to the charity, who will send them out to countries like Uganda, Malawi and Zambia.
Rev Sandra Boyd from King’s Park church said: “A huge thanks to Dot Tracy from King’s Park Church who’s wonderful idea this was and who set the wheels in motion.
“There’s also a big thank you to Christina Ellis from Slimming World, who have donated underwear they have slimmed out of.”
Smalls For All help those living in orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools, as well as providing underwear to hospitals to help those suffering from medical conditions like obstetric fistula.
They are also involved in setting up education programs in Africa.
Visit www.smallsforall.org for more information on the charity’s work. King’s Park parishoners were also joined by members from the Local Churches Together – Croftfoot United Free, Christ The King, Croftfoot Parish, St. Oswalds, and Toryglen churches for their annual pilgrimage around all the local churches, the Walk of Witness, just before Easter.
They managed to carry out the walk while staying dry, reading a passage from the Bible about Christ’s Passion, saying a prayer and singing at each church or public spot around the church.
Sandra added: “The walk ended this year at King’s Park Church, where the group enjoyed hot cross buns and the warmth of the church.
“They finished by sitting around the cross at 3pm, a significant time in the Christian faith as at this moment we believe Jesus died on the cross, doing their final reading and prayer and closing with singing How Deep The Father’s Love For Us.
“Many thanks for those who carried our cross and witness our faith to the community this Easter.”
Smalls For All help those living in orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools
Undercover Christina Ellis, Mirren Black, Dot Tracy and Rev Sandra Boyd of King’s Park church, as they donate underwear to the Smalls for All charity