Grannies dish up

The Glacier Grannies fundraise for the Grandmother to Grandmother campaign instigated by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The Glacier Grannies, formed in 2007, fundraise for the Grandmother to Grandmother campaign instigated by the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

They are one of over 200 Granny groups in Canada raising money for projects to assist African grandmothers who are raising their   grandchildren orphaned because of the AIDS pandemic.

These grandmothers are so poor, we in B.C. cannot really imagine their burden.

These projects may be to buy community livestock, provide machines to set up a sewing circle, help with school fees,  medication, provide materials for housing and many other self sustaining projects.

The Glacier Grannies alone have raised over $200,000 since their inception. The Stephen Lewis Foundation has raised over $13 million.

The Grannies are serving a delicious meal of dishes from many African countries Sept. 23 from 5 to 8 p.m. at d’Esterre House at 1801 Beaufort Ave. in Comox (seniors’ centre ).

There will be entertainment, a video presentation of Lynn Robinson’s recent visit to two grandmother groups in South Africa, a silent auction, headwrapping, spices and recipes of the dinner dishes.

Tickets cost $25 and can be obtained in advance from event sponsor) Beltone Hearing Centres at 519E Fifth St. in Courtenay or 105-1966 Guthrie Rd. in Comox or from Lysbeth McCrone by calling 250-338-0806.

Refreshment tickets for beer and wine are also available at the dinner.

— Glacier Grannies

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