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Watford wedding dresses winging their way to Uganda
Wedding dress suppliers Brides-2-B in St Albans Road, Watford, have donated sample and used wedding and bridesmaid dresses from their store to the Watford-based Eagles Wings charity.
Eagles Wings has initiated a self sufficiency project in Nebbi, northern Uganda, to support the building of a much-needed maternity clinic in the remote region.
Volunteers in the region hire out the dresses, taking them in and letting them out many times, to make a special day for young brides who have little or nothing of their own.
This small income helps to pay for bricks and mortar for the clinic which is now up to roof level.
The clinic is the brainchild of Sharon Oliver, Eagles Wings ambassador, who promised that one way or another she would help women in the region give birth and receive antenatal care in a safe environment.
She launched the project after learning the mortality rate of mothers and babies in Nebbi was far higher than the national average.
Sharon works with Alex Agboke, also from Watford, to promote awareness and funding of the Nebbi clinic.