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Pete and Amy's Sri Lankan Children's Appeal cycle
£185 raised
185% of £100 goal
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4 Years running
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was the third largest tsunami ever recorded. Over 200,000 people died in total 35,000 of which were Sri Lankan.  Since the 2004 tsunami my Uncle Dhyan and Aunty Mo have been working at an orphange in the south of Sri ...

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami was the third largest tsunami ever recorded. Over 200,000 people died in total 35,000 of which were Sri Lankan. 

Since the 2004 tsunami my Uncle Dhyan and Aunty Mo have been working at an orphange in the south of Sri Lanka. Initially they worked refurbishing various rooms and also crucially providing the orphange with their first sterilising facility. They went on to provide a desperately needed generator which is used during the frequent power cuts.  The generator has recently been connected to a home for abused young girls which is located within the confines of the orphanage.

Dhyan and Mo's role initially was to provide financial assistance in areas of the facility where state provision was falling short, however it soon became apparent that their resources could not stretch to help every child. Every time they visited the charity in Galle they would find Nilantha, a cerebral palsy sufferer abandoned by his mother at birth, lying in bed. Due to no official birth documentation there is no way of knowing how old Nilantha is, however they believe he was seven when they first met him. The other kids were able to go outside and play but Nilantha was always lying flat in his cot. He couldn’t even sit up. So after seven years of persuading the local government to release Nilantha into their care, they were able to move him out of the orphange and into a house which they built for him in the village of Hopes and Dreams. 

Sri Lanka Children’s Appeal works through the Manacare Foundation with Local and Central Government. It provides therapy, training, education and social assistance to help local people run the projects and aims to make them self- supporting and self sustainable as quickly as possible.  In all cases the project work is monitored, and sites visited on a regular basis, to ensure that the programme is delivered in accordance with high standards and principles, and to maximize the value to the beneficiary groups.

My Dad and I are taking part in the 77 mile bike ride from Cambridge to Norwich on the 29th September to raise money for the Sri Lankan Children's Appeal. Every donation no matter how big or small will be of great help to the charity, thank you very much! 

We will let you know how the ride goes :)

 

 

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