Archive | October 2013

17th Oct | Bramford Crafts & Candles

Fifteen Capel Ladies spent a very enjoyable evening at the Bramford Crafts & Candles centre on their October outing.

Our mentor for the evening was Diane who instructed us in the art of “Décopatch”. Continue reading

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3rd Oct | ‘Uganda: work in progress’ – a talk by Alison Brain

At our October meeting we welcomed speaker Alison Brain, a children’s nurse who has worked in several Suffolk hospitals.

About six years ago a friend of hers who was visiting Uganda urged Alison to come out and join her to see for herself the predicament of children at a school and orphanage on the outskirts of Kampala.

More than half of Uganda’s 35 million people are under fifteen, there is a high poverty rate, life expectancy of 53 years, an infant death rate of 62 per 1000 plus a high mortality rate for mothers in childbirth. Add to this the highest death rate in Africa from HIV Aids, with over a million deaths to date, and 2 – 3 million orphaned children. Many children are abducted and end up as child soldiers. Continue reading