A murder mystery event, featuring the ever-popular Geriactors theatre group, has raised £700 to deliver more baby-bonding and reduce domestic abuse and conflict in Africa.
Around 60 guests enjoyed a three-course meal and entertainment at Twyford Village Hall on Saturday 14 October to raise funds for Lullaby Africa, which has been operating in Kenya and Uganda for nearly a decade. Working through local churches, the charity develops mother and baby groups in communities where depression, war, rape and aggression have stifled the natural bonds between the generations.
Lullaby Africa chair, Isobel Tutt-Leppard said, “We are very grateful to the Geriactors, who provide excellent shows to support charity fundraising throughout the area.”
Demand for baby bonding is growing and the charity has been asked to expand from its two original locations, Kisumu in Kenya and Kisoro in southern Uganda. This year, Lullaby Africa has started work in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, and will set up its first groups in Kampala next Spring, with other places under assessment.
Isobel Tutt-Leppard also relayed encouraging testimony from the founder, Winchester-based play leader Helen Howes, who is currently teaching groups of mothers, teachers and social workers in Kenya. She said, “One headmaster has been so convinced of the value of baby bonding that he has gained permission from two local chiefs to teach it. They are supportive and said the number of domestic incidences has declined since the head started teaching.”
Lullaby Africa is happy to tell the story of its work and explain the concepts behind attachment theory to groups and businesses around Hampshire. Contact Us to request a visit or more information.