Leamington Peace Festival – new links
Over the weekend of 18-19th June 2016 OWL set up stall at Leamington’s Peace Festival. The festival promotes awareness of world and local issues and OWL has been involved for 35 years. Our stall served to both attract new members and connect with existing OWL friends. We also learnt about other links with Sierra Leone. For example, Coventry-based optician Alan Taylor is travelling to Sierra Leone this autumn with Vision Aid to help improve access to eye care services.
We were also supported at the stall by local midwife Helena White who runs the African Maternity Link (theafricanmaternitylink.co.uk) which provides training and support for midwives in Sierra Leone. She works in partnership with OWL and will be visiting Bo this November. One of the benefits of being at the Peace Festival is hearing from people who want to get involved with OWL’s work – if you’d like to get more involved we’d love to hear from you. If you’re at the Peace Festival next year please make sure you drop by and say hello!