Zonta club calls for community assistance
THE Zonta Club of Dalby is no stranger to lending a helping hand to those in need.
For the upcoming venture, they are appealing to the people of Dalby to roll up their sleeves and give back.
For the seventh year, Zonta members will assemble 400 birthing kits to be shipped to South-East Asia and Africa for expectant mothers who don't have access to hospital services.
Service chair Christine Williams was stunned to hear 300,000 women and three million babies died each year because of preventable issues in the birthing process in third world countries.
"We're very privileged in our first world countries,” Mrs Williams said.
"There's lots of women that have to walk hundreds of kilometres just to find a hospital or a birthing suite or even a midwife. This is our tiny part of helping people who are so much less privileged as us.”
Mrs Williams said an hour of work was enough to make a difference. Kits contain gauze, a plastic sheet, soap, cord ties, a blade and gloves.
Kits will be assembled at 10am on Sunday, August 25, at the Guide Hut.
For more information, phone Mrs Williams on 0427 258 323.