This is a chance to join Rosa’s Lovely Daughters & Friends on Saturday March 7th to celebrate International Women’s Day with songs, poetry and readings, at the same time assisting the HLMT to support Liberian midwifery training. Please put the date in your diary and buy a ticket from Rosa’s to avoid disappointment.
The concert will take place at the United Reformed Church, 1 Edwards Lane, Sherwood NG5 3AA – doors open 7pm, start time 7.30pm. You are welcome to bring your own drinks and please bring a glass too!
All proceeds from the evening will go to the Helen Loewenstein Memorial Trust, There will be an opportunity to hear more about the Trust’s work and also about the most recent fact-finding visit to Liberia made by one of the HLMT trustees, herself a Nottingham midwife. Liberian fabric and craft items will also be on sale. Tickets cost just £8, payable in advance by the following method:
Firstly, please email email@example.com putting ‘HLMT concert ticket request’ in the subject box and giving the following information in the email: – how many tickets you require; – your own name & surname and those of any others you’re buying tickets for.
Secondly, please pay for your ticket(s) by BACS transfer using your name & the number of tickets required as the reference (e.g. JohnSmith3): Bank: TSB Account no: 37528068 Sort code: 77-22-35
Once payment is received Rosa’s will email you a confirmation. You don’t need to print this – the door steward will have a list of names of people who have bought tickets, all you need to do is give them your name.
The Nottingham Secular Society, together with the Juno women’s centre, are organising an event for International Women’s Day. There will be a number of women speakers who will speak for up to 15mins each, including speakers from The Helen Loewenstein Memorial Trust. There will be a ‘bucket’ collection for thee HLMT at the event.
HLMT trustee and consultant midwife, Carol McCormick and her colleague, Maureen Raynor from Leicester De Montfort University, visited Liberia in January 2020. The purpose of the visit was to build relationship with partners, establish procedures for the recruitment of trainee midwives who HLMT will support with grants, and gather information about initial midwifery training in Liberia.
Supported by Abdul-rahman Bah, they met the Liberian Minister of Health, Dr Wilhelmina Jallah, the Directress of the Esther Bacon School of Nursing and Midwifery, Willimai Weetol-Geninyan, the President of the Liberia Midwife Association, Wilhelmina Flomo, the Director of the Liberia Board for Nursing and Midwifery, Mary Tiah, John Harris and others at the Ministry of Health, and the British Ambassador David Belgrove.
They also visited several hospitals and clinics where Helen Loewenstein had worked, and met a number of people who had known, worked with or befriended Helen.
The visit was extremely useful and very successful. The upshot is that it looks very likely that the first student to receive a grant from the Helen Loewenstein Memorial Trust will be recruited at the end of the current school year in June, and will start training in September this year at the Esther Bacon School.
Some details are still to be finalised, further work will be done with colleagues in Liberia and the HLMT trustees will meet in February to make decisions and to progress the work that Carol and Maureen have done so brilliantly with Abdul’s wonderful support. This is great news.