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Wellies for Africa

16 May 2014

SOMEHOW, one does not think of wellington boots being worn in Africa, but apparently, in Malawi, they are needed as much as a protection against snakes as against mud. The Mothers' Union in Birmingham has had a link with Malawi for nearly 50 years, Claire Laland says, and in recent years has been sending containers of school furniture, clothing, games equipment, and many other supplies, to go to schools, hospitals, and community projects.

The most recent request was for boots, because the floods had brought out the snakes, and the children were in danger of being bitten. Mrs Laland got in touch with her local infant school to see if they could produce some out-grown boots. The response was 40 colourful pairs, and they are now in a container on their way to Malawi, where they should arrive in the middle of June.

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