Fundraiser designed to help grandmothers of Africa
Grandm/others serving hot soup during annual community event
The Tantramar Association of Grandm/others (TAG) are again holding their Grannies’ Soup Night fundraising event in conjunction with Sackville’s second Moonlight Madness event on Dec. 7.
The event will be 4: 30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall. Freewill offerings will be accepted and all proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother’s campaign to help the grandmothers of Africa continue turning the tide on AIDS in Africa.
African grandmothers have become parents anew in the midst of the HIV and AIDS epidemic in sub-saharan Africa.
They were faced with putting their grandchildren through school, creating support groups to manage grief, and delivering comfort and hope through home-based health care. They have taught others about HIV/ AIDS prevention and treatment, are creating local savings and loan groups, and they now sit on land-rights councils.
African grandmothers have become leaders, sharing their expertise in their communities and on the international stage, pressing for their human rights and a hopeful future. They are taking charge and are making governments listen to their concerns.
In aid of these amazing initiatives and the ongoing efforts of Africa’s grandmothers, TAG will be serving soup to warm the stomachs and hearts of Sackville residents at the Moonlight Madness.
Since the TAG first formed in 2010, it has raised more than $23,000 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
For more information, phone Heather Patterson at 506-5367789.
Tantramar Association of Grandm/others members, from left, Nancy Burridge, Shirley Oliver, Jane Drover, Odette Gould, Heather Patterson, Shelley Hallman, Ruth Buckinger, Judith Colwell and Brenda Allen are shown here at a previous soup night fundraiser.