Zonta helps births overseas

Putting together the birthing kits were: Back: Pam Besold-Price, Julie Traeger, Kaaren Colwell, Kathleen Lockwood, Kathie Mercer, Chrisee Eime, Keryn Rawling, Ros Daniels, Ellie Cheesman, Jess Newman, Ava Newman, Margie Glover, Pam Carmody, Bridie Newman; middle: Jill Anderson, Glenda Millard, Roxanne Prime, Jan Hetherington, Shelley Saunders and Louise Mrdjen; front: Rosii Pedler, Jemma Rawling and Taylah Newman. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Zonta Club of Port Lincoln members and volunteers gathered at Church of St Mary of the Angels, on Saturday, October 21 to put together birthing kits.

The club aims to build a better world for women and girls, with the birthing kits to be distributed to countries that can utilise them – including in Africa, India and Papua New Guinea.

Club committee member Rosii Pedler said Zonta partnered with humanitarian organisation the Birthing Kit Foundation to put the kits together.

Ms Pedler said the event was a success.

“We made 200 this time [and] we are hoping to do more soon too,” she said.

“We have our 16 Days of Activism coming up on November 25 for those that are interested also.

“That is a dinner at the Port Lincoln Hotel and we are having a wonderful speaker called Rabia Aftab.”

For more information on the club visit zontadistrict23.org.au or visit the Zonta Club of Port Lincoln Facebook page.