Days for Girls – Allora and District pack to Papua New Guinea

By Days for Girls Allora and District

Days for Girls Allora and District had a gathering on 29 April where we packed 90 kits for dispatch to Papua New Guinea (PNG). These kits were sent direct to a midwife who does rural walking women’s health clinics and so the kits will help in her work.

It’s a good feeling to know that you are truly making a difference in women’s and girl’s lives and the response we have just got back from the midwife says it all:

Hi Allora QLD Australia Team,

This is marvellous news that my team of nurses and midwives are receiving so far! You guys have put a huge smile on our faces and this will be remembered for a very long time.

Thank you once again Team Australia for giving a helping hand to your neighbour, PNG women.

Forever grateful.

Best regards,

Joyce, Midwife

Would any members of the community be willing to sponsor the postage of future boxes to PNG? Postage is approx $150 and any financial assistance would be most welcome.

The cancellation of the Heritage weekend has had a major effect on our funding for this year as it was our major fundraising opportunity with our multi-draw raffle being held then. We will continue with smaller raffles so if there are any businesses or individuals who would be willing to assist us with ticket sales that would be appreciated.

There will be more opportunities throughout the year to contribute to disaster relief and other similar activities so the group is requesting donations of new ladies’ knickers, small hotel-style soaps, new face washers, and new 100 per cent cotton (non-stretch) material, sewing thread or monetary donations. Items can be dropped into Cassaz Colourful Curls Allora, Allora True Value Hardware store or Bryson’s Florist Warwick marked Days for Girls. If dropping items in can you please text, phone or email contacts below so that we know to pick them up as not all executive members live in town. Monetary donations over $2 are tax deductible and can be transferred to: Allora Days for Girls, BSB 064032 Acc: 10127292. Items or donations can also be dropped off on the last Friday of each month.

The next gathering on 27 May will continue assembling kits for the refugee consignment (later in the year) as well as offering sewing lessons for those who wish to learn to make components for kits. There will be sewing machines, overlockers and materiel provided. Various skill levels from basic beginner to the more complex depending on your confidence level can be catered for. If you’re not into sewing there are more than enough other activities to complete.

Come along on Friday 27 May at 9 am to the Function Room, MacKillop House, Warwick St., Allora, next to St Patrick’s Church, entry via McKillop Lane. All are welcome, sewers and non-sewers. For those who had previously attended, it would be great to see you back. Please bring a small plate for morning tea, coffee and tea provided. We hope to see you then.

Allora and District Days for Girls Executive team – Heather Goonan Mobile-0434907904, Lenore Wissemann Mobile 0428973432, Shirley Cornhill and Kaylene Williams or email: