Mama Mia ……… The BIG Project




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Our patient projectionist!!


Mam Mia!! what a great costume


What a great night we all had








On July 23rd  2013 with thunderstorms, heat and humidity the Victoria Hall was filled with people eager for a fun evening of singing along with the Mamma Mia film and songs. Members of SI Grange Health group were helped by club members serving refreshments and raffle tickets.  We were delighted Ruth Bruce Regional PA officer could join us and Members of SI Barrow and Windermere turned out in force to support the event, some of whom are pictured with Grange members.

There were prizes for the best costumes and although not many dressed up everyone joined in with the singing and some danced at the end. It was a very successful evening raising a grand total of £1027 which included £62 in Gift Aid on generous donations.

The money is going to the BIG project which is a Soroptimist project in conjunction with MCAI ( Maternal Childhealth Advocacy International) who in addition to providing refurbishment of  maternity  hospitals most importantly provide training for hospital and Community Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants many of whom are illiterate. The latter are usually the ones on hand when there are problems in pregnancy, labour or after birth, so their training is vital.  

For futher information

The BIG Project (formerly 3E Project: Healthcare) is a partnership between Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) and the international medical charity Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy International (MCAI) – and its partner Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG).  This is a three year fundraising challenge which will save the lives of countless critically ill women, babies and children in the Gambia.

To donate to this Project, either complete the donation form in the left hand side panel of this webpage, or send a cheque, made payable to SIGBI Limited, to SIGBI Ltd, 2nd Floor, Beckwith House, 1 Wellington Road North, Stockport, SK4 1AF.  Include a note to say that it is for 3E Project: Healthcare.MCAI Website