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Supporter Spotlight: Caring and Sharing East Sussex 

Hamlin Fistula UK’s life changing programmes for women in Ethiopia simply wouldn’t be possible without the generosity of our supporters. From individual supporters and trusts and foundations to community groups across the UK, the commitment of our donors enables us to contribute to providing over 1,500 women with surgery and rehabilitation services each year.

Today we shine the spotlight on Caring and Sharing East Sussex, who have been dedicated and generous supporters of Hamlin Fistula UK for over 30 years.

The group was established in 1982 with the motto “Live more simply that others may simply live”. By making a small reduction in their personal spending, members donate the savings made to help one of 14 overseas projects, with the aim of sharing their comparative wealth to help provide the basic needs of life to those in poorer countries. 

In 1984 the chairman of Caring and Sharing visited Addis Abba Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia and got to know Drs Reg and Catherine Hamlin. This connection has been maintained ever since and over the years the group has donated over £200,000 to our work in Ethiopia, an amazing contribution.

Julia Maling, Caring and Sharing’s Project Officer told us, “It has been wonderful to see how the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital has developed with the opening of regional fistula centres and trained midwives in the villages, making a huge difference to so many women’s lives. We hope to continue to support Hamlin Fistula UK with their aim to end obstetric fistula in Ethiopia.” 

Thank you to all the members of Caring and Sharing East Sussex for your support and generosity, you have made a significant difference to the lives of women suffering from obstetric fistula across Ethiopia.   

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