Tag: Champions

Claire’s Walk to Eradicate Fistula

Claire Wind is a true Hamlin Champion. She is passionate about maternal and infant health, and was motivated to fundraise for Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation. While studying her Bachelor of Midwifery degree in Sydney, Claire decided to walk to help eradicate obstetric fistula in Ethiopia. Claire walked a staggering 660 kilometres from Bundeena, New South […]...

October 5th, 2021 Read More
Ali is running the London Marathon for Hamlin

Running the London Marathon for Fistula Patients

On Sunday, 3 October 2021, 50,000 runners will take part in one of the biggest marathons in the world, the London Marathon. This year marks the first time that two runners – Ali White and Mike Wood – will be taking on the race to raise funds for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia and obstetric fistula patients. […]...

September 28th, 2021 Read More
Gift in Will

Jane is Helping Fistula Patients Through Her Gift in Will

Our work to eradicate obstetric fistula is only possible thanks to the generosity of our supporters. One way to make a meaningful contribution to the continuation of Dr Catherine Hamlin’s work and a lasting tribute to women across Ethiopia is through leaving a gift in your Will, also known as a bequest. Jane is helping […]...

August 12th, 2021 Read More
Lynne at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital

Educator, Volunteer, Advocate: Meet Hamlin Champion Lynne

Meet Lynne Acworth: educator, volunteer, and passionate advocate for obstetric fistula patients. Now retired, the Sydney-based Geography teacher has participated in a variety of activities – from volunteering at the Hamlin Shop to educating future generations about preventable childbirth injuries in Ethiopia. This reflects the amazing ethos that all of our Hamlin Champions embody. Passionate […]...

July 27th, 2021 Read More
regular giver

See How Your Monthly Donations Help

Thank you to our regular givers! Thank you to all of our regular supporters, YOU are amazing! You are helping to change lives every day. Your monthly donations provide Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia with a reliable and sustainable income which helps us plan well into the future and that means the world. You are part of […]...

July 12th, 2021 Read More

Regular Giver Sam Helps Make the World Go Round!

We caught up with long-standing Hamlin supporter and regular giver Sam about why she supports the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation through regular donations. Thank you to Sam and to all of our Hamlin regular givers who are the backbone of our organisation, helping to keep the doors of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia’s hospitals open. Every month […]...

July 12th, 2021 Read More

Serving a Local and Global Community: Jeanette’s lifetime of giving

Throughout her life, Jeanette Schofield has strived to find new ways to give back. For four decades, Jeanette has been supporting the work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia through fundraising in her local community. In doing so, Jeanette has given back to our global community. Her support, and the support of her late husband Ronald, has […]...

July 1st, 2021 Read More

Denise’s Hens for Hamlin Raises $50,000!

For the last seven years, Denise Pratt has been knitting Hens for Hamlin. What started with Denise selling a handful of papier-mâché chickens has grown into an online community supporting Denise and the movement to eradicate obstetric fistula. Recently, Denise reached the incredible target of raising $50,000 for fistula patients in Ethiopia! Determined to make […]...

June 1st, 2021 Read More

Catherine Hamlin: Inspiring Girls in STEM for Generations

Awareness of the need to increase the representation and advocacy of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has grown over the past decade. The push to encourage women into studying and pursuing careers in STEM fields is the result of the significant gender inequities found in those fields. One of the best ways […]...

February 18th, 2021 Read More

Merewether Yoga: Getting Active in Support of Women in Need

A community of women in Newcastle, New South Wales have joined forces to support women in need in Ethiopia. Through a gold coin donation at their weekly community yoga sessions, the Merewether Community Stretch Yoga group has raised close to $10,000 for Hamlin patients suffering from obstetric fistula! Getting active as a community Founded in […]...

January 28th, 2021 Read More

Community Spirit Helps Knit Blankets for Hamlin

It started with two women reading a book and flourished into a community working together in support of vulnerable women on the other side of the world. The Garrard family and their friends worked together, and apart, to knit two colourful blankets in support of the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation and Dr Catherine Hamlin’s vision […]...

January 21st, 2021 Read More

Thank You Message from our CEO and Board

Thank you for your continued compassion As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on an extraordinary year which saw the very sad passing of Dr Catherine Hamlin and the terrible impact of a global pandemic. We thank you for your continued compassion, love and trust in us. Mother Teresa once said: “Not all of […]...

December 9th, 2020 Read More