This ceremony in October 1979 at the David Livingstone Centre marked the strengthening of links between Blantyre Scotland and Blantyre, Malawi.
On Friday 5th October 1979, Mr Frank M Kalamula, assistant High Commissioner for Malawi accepted an £850 cheque from Blantyre Round Table and Blantyre 4th Brownie Pack. The cash was to be used for a vital traction machine in a children’s ward in a hospital in Malawi. In todays money, this would have been around £5,000.
Ron McClelland, chairman of the Table handed over the cheque, whilst Brownie members, Brown Owl Vivien Tweedie and Tablers Robin Douglas and Calum Stewart looked on. The Brownies had staged a sponsored “hush” but the money overall was raised jointly with the Round Table too.
Do you know any of the children? I think I see Vivien’s daughters Kirsty and Una.
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