To mark the International Day of the Midwife on Thursday 5th May the School’s Midwifery team will be holding a celebration at Paisley Campus. This will mark the fantastic work delivered by midwives locally, nationally and globally. The team have arranged for some excellent external speakers to come to share their experiences of midwifery care from a global perspective. The event will also be working closely with Maria McNamara the founder of the Smalls for All charity. For more information on ‘Smalls for All’ please visit their website at:- http://www.smallsforall.org/
Here is a small excerpt of what the charity aims to do:-
“Smalls for All is a charity which helps women and children in Africa meet their most basic hygiene and security needs.
Smalls for All was launched in 2009 by Maria after she read an article about the many problems that women and children in Zimbabwe faced due to not having any underwear. We help thousands of women and children in poorer areas of Africa and those with medical conditions like fistula. It’s hard to believe that something as simple as providing underwear can help. But it really does make a huge difference.
Ahead of May 5th we would welcome donations of new and nearly new bras, new pants for girls, boys and women and any monetary donations you feel able to give. There will be collection points around the school but in the meantime if you wish to hand items in, please give them to any member of the midwifery team on any campus. They will collect the items together and present them to Maria on May 5th.
We will also be celebrating this event by having a cake decorating competition. Are you a baker? Do you love a challenge? Why don’t you try to win a prize? Here are some examples from previous years.