Mackellar Care’s Sugar Plum Fairies host fund raising luncheon for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia

ALL EARS: Jock Nicholson addresses the residents of Mackellar Care at a function on Friday. Photo: Billy Jupp
ALL EARS: Jock Nicholson addresses the residents of Mackellar Care at a function on Friday. Photo: Billy Jupp

Residents of Mackellar Care were treated to a guest speaker at a fund raising luncheon on Friday.

The function hosted by Mackellar Care’s Sugar Plum Fairies, raised money for Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

The work of Catherine Hamlin and her late husband Reg was the theme of the luncheon as Catherine Hamlin’s brother -in-law and sister-in-law Jock and Louise Nicholson spoke to an audience of 60.

Catherine and Reg Hamlin went to Ethiopia in 1959 for 18 months to operate on young girls who have difficulty giving birth due to their young age, but are still there.

Reg died in 1993 but Catherine continues to treat obstetric fistula patients and has established a hospital and midwifery school in Ethiopia.

Mackellar Care said “the Sugar Plum Fairies were thrilled with the morning and raised around $450.”

“They are looking forward to next year when they will sponsor another worthwhile organisation.”