Sorry for the delay in updating my blog as we are currently in the UK where we attended our son Michaels wedding. Yes they don’t remain children forever and now he and his new wife Jessica will experience what his mother and I had to endure to get him to where he is now, along with all the expense of doing so ha!ha!ha
In my last entry I mentioned our good friend Meriam who visited us in Talakag from East Kilbride in Scotland. I also wrote that she had promised to help with soliciting used football (soccer) kit from her friends in Scotland involved in running a youth Football Team. Meriam is not one for making a promise and not keeping it. When she attended our son’s wedding recently in Newcastle upon Tyne she brought with her a large quantity of football kit consisting of shirts, pants and socks as well as an assortment of used football boots. When she last organised to obtain football kit the children at Bethany as well as Talakag town all benefitted and this started an enthusiasm for the sport amongst boys and girls. In addition to the football kit Meriam also brought with her a large quantity of dental care kits for the children consisting of tooth brushes and toothpaste. A large selection of baby clothes was also included as well as a monitory donation.
Marilou hands over the dental hygene packs and baby clothes
I always like to say a big thank you to our donors and on this occasion especially to Paul & Debbie Kinghorn for the used youth team strips, this is the second batch Paul & Debbie have donated. Also I’d like to thank Elaine McClymont for her donation of used football tops and boots. Thank you Loraine Houlden and friends for the dental care kits and baby clothes and also I’d like to mention Sheila Murdoch and the others who donated a monitory sum for Bethany.
The box with all the items is already on its way to Bethany and should arrive in Talakag by Mid-August all going well. When the box arrives I will be sure to include photographs of the handover of the donations to the Bethany staff. Once again a big thank you to all of you for giving so generously to a worthy cause.