Author: Bolu Olorunfemi

Hazel McCall raises funds for Hope Spring water

Hazel McCall, a member of the Hereford and district branch of Soroptimist International, recently organised a coffee morning and a raffle, to raise funds for Castle Green based water charity, Hope Spring. The 87-year-old was inspired to organise the fundraiser, after hearing Hope Spring trustees Peter Dowsett and Temi Odurinde speak about the work their organisation is doing to help alleviate water poverty in disadvantaged communities in West Africa.  She was particularly impressed with the menstrual hygiene workshop, and other period poverty alleviating outreach programme, Hope Spring organises for women and girls, in the places they work.  Presenting a ceremonial cheque for £200, Hazel McCall said “it is not much, but I hope it helps you to do more good work in Africa”.  Accepting the cheque, Peter Dowsett thanked Ms McCall on behalf of his organisation, and said “every penny of this donation will be used to alleviate poverty.  One of the unique things about Hope Spring water, is that we are volunteer run organisation, we do not pay salaries. so all donations are spent on implementing projects”.  Peter Dowsett went on to urge others to follow the good example set by Hazel McCall by fundraising to support his organisation. He referred them to their fundraising page, where ideas and information on how to fundraise for Hope Spring water can be found.   ...

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Hope Spring Launches Brand New Ecard Collection

Hope Spring Water, a voluntary humanitarian group, recently launched its cat collection ecard for the feline lovers  for easy, fast and improved way to send birthday greetings to families, friends and colleagues. The cost of sending a traditional card can be used as a donation to fund water alleviation projects and awareness workshops in African communities Hope Spring water is a voluntary organisation with the main aim of providing clean safe water for unprivileged communities. It has recorded successes in the last 3 years. In 2016, the group aided about 300 people to access clean, safe drinking water and ran sanitation and hygiene workshops for hundreds of people. In 2019, about 6000 girls have been reached in it’s Pad bank initiative programs and MH workshops in Nigeria. With the aim of encouraging individuals to donate to this ongoing project, Hope Spring introduces eCard – an electronic means through which people can send birthday greetings to their loved ones, and it is totally free. This charity’s eCard replaces the conventional carbon print cards as it is quicker, easier and more entertaining. It saves the cost of sending the traditional birthday cards, and the cost of stamps. At the moment, the group’s focus is on the timid and underdeveloped West African region and the population who suffer the negative impact of contaminated water and poor sanitation. As part of their humanitarian services,...

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