By hosting a High Tea for Hamlin, you can help raise funds for women in Ethiopia suffering with the most horrific, preventable, childbirth injury – obstetric fistula. We love sharing the stories of the fundraisers in our Australia-wide high tea community, and what inspired them to get involved.
The Brisbane High Rise Rotary Club’s High Tea for Hamlin
The Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise is a breakfast club that is trying to make a difference both locally and internationally. That’s exactly what club member and Hamlin Champion Margot did when she held a High Tea for Hamlin to raise funds and awareness for the work of Dr Catherine Hamlin and her team.
“We had a lovely afternoon for our high tea. We had a nice intimate group of 25 people in our apartment at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane. We invited our regular Rotary supporters plus other friends and relatives to attend the event. We only charged a small donation fee but asked guests to bring a plate and buy raffle tickets.
The best thing about the day in addition to the delicious food was the fellowship. It is such a friendly, relaxing afternoon which we all look forward to. As we do our own catering we don’t have any cost pressures.
My husband and I provided additional drinks and food and Duncan made his signature Aperol Spritz cocktails which were very popular. Our club members donated raffle prizes and I asked local businesses to help out too. We publicised the event through our Rotary club’s weekly newsletter and leaflets.
Some of our club members have a personal connection with Dr Catherine and have had the good fortune to visit the hospital. Dr John Arvier danced with her on the occasion of her 90th birthday.” – Margot
Margot’s Fundraising Advice
“My tip for anyone wanting to host an event is to work out the scale of event you are comfortable with and just go for it. Everyone will have a great time and raise funds for a wonderful cause.” – Margot
Helping Ethiopian Women Get A New Start In Life
The Rotary Club of Brisbane High Rise raised an amazing $1606 for the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. This could provide handicraft training for over 30 Ethiopian women. New skills like these can help restore a woman’s dignity and set her up for a life of independence and choices.
“We are inspired by Dr Catherine’s lifetime of dedication to helping women with treatment, rehabilitation and support for establishing an independent life” – Margot
We’d love you to join our Hamlin Sister Circle by hosting a High Tea for Hamlin this Spring. Click here to learn more.