For Easwaramma day this year the SSE children presented an array of delightful programs. There were dances, a play and even a yoga sequence. The children, teachers and parents worked together for a couple of months, preparing for this event.
All the loving effort came together on 9 May as each SSE group presented what they had prepared. Bhajans were led by the children too that night and the event ended with all attendees being provided with food parcels. These had been cooked and boxed by SSE parents and other devotees.
The participants of the service activity were grateful to be able to respond to an important need in the community as every week the Australian Red Cross requires 31,000 pints of blood. The blood donated can be made into 22 different medical treatments with one third of blood donations helping treat people with cancer. Every blood donation can help save three lives. People of all walks of life need blood products and some require it to get them through a serious event in their lives, like cancer or a difficult pregnancy. Others have medical conditions which mean they need blood products regularly to stay alive or be healthy. Each type of blood donation is used for different medical treatments, and the blood type determines the best donation to make.