Harpist Paula Tait kindly donates £1 from the sales of her album, 'Beyond the Roaring Hill' to the Freedom From Fistula Foundation
Explaining why she chose to support our charity, Paula said,
"As I was recording my album, 'Beyond the Roaring Hill', I dreamed that it could somehow make a difference, however small, to people's lives. So, following the example set by several religious traditions, I decided to tithe 10% of every CD sold (£1) to charity.
"I saw it as an opportunity to do what I could to promote the charity I chose - all I had to do was find my charity.
"I knew that I wanted to support a less well known charity that quietly got on with the job without fuss and fanfare. Ideally a charity that helped people whose needs had been overlooked or neglected, or that dealt with issues that some might find discomforting.
"I wanted a charity that could offer something that would make an immediate, tangible and profound difference to someone's life. I also wanted a charity that would not swallow up donations in administration costs.
"So I went charity hunting. I found a website where you could type in your "wishlist" and it suggested charities that might suit you. I didn't quite find what I was looking for but it did help me realise that I wanted to support women in Africa. I typed this into google and the Freedom from Fistula Foundation came up in the search results.
"I had heard of fistula before and I knew that it was a debilitating and humiliating condition that could be prevented or cured, so I clicked.
"It's funny, because Freedom from Fistula Foundation ticked all my boxes but it wasn't that which made me choose it. I knew by the tears streaming down my face when I read of the shame and heartbreak faced by women suffering with fistula, as well as their courage and hope, that I had found my charity".
For more information on Paula Tait please visit her website