A massive thank you to all the attendees and donors who helped make our Aminata Maternal Foundation Mother’s Day Walk such a huge success! We’re still in disbelief at the generosity and support shown by each and every person who came out to join us on Sunday - lighting up the streets of Sydney in a sea of AMF yellow.
More than 190 attendees spent Sunday walking the 16kms that stretch between the Sydney Opera House and Watson’s Bay. It was heartwarming to be surrounded by such bright spirits and kind-hearted people, out with us to raise this much-needed money.
Our initial goal was to raise enough money to cover the cost of 10 cesarean operations at Aberdeen Women’s Centre, in Freetown, Sierra Leone - $5000 AUD. Thanks to the commitment and hard work of Paris Fittler, Lillie Carolan, Rosie Kemp, Steph Dowsett, and families, we were able to raise $13,053 AUD. Almost three times as much as we’d hoped!
The extra money raised will continue to fund our maternal health clinic, The Aberdeen Women’s Centre, which offers free medical care for all patients. This means that the young women who arrive at our clinic will be able to find free accommodation, give birth safely with an expert medical team, begin their journey into motherhood and receive education and training without any cost.
This is all thanks to you.
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