South East Edinburgh Churches Acting Together (SEECAT) are holding an event called Focus on the work of the charity ‘500 Miles’ with the speaker Olivia Giles. The event will be held on Wednesday 24th September at 7pm at the Tron Kirk, Craigour Gardens. There will be refreshments, tombola and a Traidcraft stall. Tickets are £1 from Irene Hoy or pay at the door.
Olivia Giles has an inspiring story to tell, she was working as a lawyer in 2002 when she caught meningococcal septicaemia and had to have her hands and feet amputated to save her life. In 2007 she founded the charity 500 miles, which supplies prosthetic limbs to developing countries.