We have new sponsor and more children to sponsor
Mrs Lorraine Liyanage is our newest sponsor.
Lorrian is looking at organising a charity music recital with her friend who is an opera singer for the Tea Leaf Trust that works with tea workers in Nuwara Eliya. There's a bit of info about it in here: http://www.myspace.com/tealeaftrust.
We also have 2 more children who want us to sponsor them.
Lucky has Down Syndrome and has other medical problems. Some of those were fixed but he has a Kidney problem at present which requires surgery and both parents are unemployed and cannot afford to pay.
Anjuni lost her father, the only bread winner for the family in tragic circumstances. Her mother and grand mother look after her but they have no regular income.
There are about 400 children in Northern Sri Lanka living in welfare villages have lost both parents. There are also thousands more children lost their fathers who were in the battlefield. Please help as much as you can for those. We may not give the cuddle they have received from their loving parents, we may not be able to tuck them into bed as their parents did... but we can give them a smile for a day.
Computers to Sri Lanka
Mr Kumara Welhenage have donated number of computers to Sarana Foundation. Reverend Hakmana Dhammarathan thero kindly accepted the Kumara's Donation. Reverend Thero assured us that he will create a computer club for disadvantaged children whom we are sponsoring.
Kasun Chamara Received a computer sent by Shantha Perera:
Keith and Jan Notely Visited Sri Lanka
Jan and Keith reported to us that after returning that they had a
good time in Sri Lanka, Keith said “ it's always good to get away
from the British winter.”
The Rev Hakmana Dhammarathana thero made the Notley’s very welcome and he was very hospitable to Notleys. They also met the President and the Vice President of the Sarana Foundation and they were able to help them with translation to the children.
Nisha Madhu sent a letter through the Notley’s to us in Share and Care and her Sponsor Monka Shaffer-Fehre. In it she noted:
“After her father’s death during the Tsunami catastrophe they lost all the will to live. She and her mother had no money, no water supply and no electricity in the house. However after Share and Care started providing the scholarship she has a new hope. She says that now they have water and electricity, for the first time this year she could read a school book at night under a light bulb (Things that we are taking for granted here in UK) and do homework and reading a little longer in evenings. She is the highest achiever in her class. She is also studying to play the violin. She thanks all in Share and Care and wish everyone a happy new year.
Picnic in The Park - Family Day Out
We had a great day at Aldenham County Park in Elstree, Hertfordshire
on 21st of July. Jan and Keith Notley came all the way from Somerset.
Kumara and family, Shantha and family, Ajith and family, Mala Neel and
Sujeewa came to the picnic and everyone had a good discussion about
All the children had a great time in the park especially in the 100 acre wood with Winnie the Poo hideouts.
In Other news:
In October 2006 we sent boxes of different goods to the Sarana Foundation in Matara and the Sri Shanmuga Boys home in Trincomalee. The original donation was made by Chris and Nikki Barham and the items included toothpastes, toothbrushes, soap, sleeping bags, books and toys.
We have sent walking aids and 3 wheelchairs to people in need of them in Sri Lanka. All our thanks goes to Sagara Palliyage and Shantha Perera for storing them and arranging the shipping, Neel Sooriyabandara and Jayantha Athurigiriya for collecting the items and delivering them for storage, Wimal Merci and and Saroj Pathirana who worked for the BBC, Sandeshaya who arranged for the items to be collected from the care home that had no further need for them.
Jan and Keith Notley sponsor 2 children and pay half of another child's expense, also last December they sold Christmas cards and raised £324 for the charity.
One of our sponsors Monika Shafer - Fehre has donated money to arrange
electricity supply to one child's house. Monica also donated money to
buy gifts for children when one of our officials visited Sri Lanka last
Another member Ajith donatedto get a water supply into the above child's family house
Shantha Perera provided a computer for the disabled child we are sponsoring.
On Sunday 20th August, 2006, Ajith, Neil, Asha, Sandali and Navin took part
in a car boot sale in The Bowl, Milton Keynes to raise money for Share
They set off early braving the rainy weather, and by the afternoon had raised £64.50 for charity. We appreciate their spirit and thank them for the funds.
Share & Care Charity Night
We organised a dinner dance event in London to raise Share & Care's profile and to raise funds to support tsunami victims. It was held on Sunday 11th September, 2005, at Masti Restaurant, a popular venue in Wembley.
Highlights of the evening were the presentations on Share & Care's work, the raffle draw and the auction of a cricket bat signed by Sri Lanka's national cricket team. We would like to thank all our guests for supporting our cause. We hope you enjoyed the evening.
On April 5th, Share & Care sponsored a counselling programme for 240 children in Matara, who were made homeless by the tsunami disaster and are still living in tent camps.
event lasted whole day and organised by the Colombo Children's Book
Society and other volunteers. The day included an art workshop, sports
activities and drama & musical programme. All participating children
were awarded with a Share & Care gift pack containing shoes, dictionaries,
other school supplies and toys. The event was a success and has brought
the smiles back to the children's faces.
On Sunday 6 February 2005, a group of Surrey Fire & Rescue Service staff and their families took part in a sponsored walk in aid of the tsunami appeal. The challenge was to walk all of London's bridges starting at Battersea Bridge finishing at Tower Bridge.
"The weather was perfect and it was a great opportunity to take in the sights of London whilst raising money for a good cause." wrote Kevin Reddick, the Group Manager for Staff Development. Staff of SF&RS, working in Service Delivery and Learning and Development at Reigate. Their families also participated in the fundraising event. It took them two and a half hours to finish the 10 mile course. "We finished the day with a meal at a local inn at Tower Bridge."
They donated the funds raised, £634.50 in total, to Share & Care, to help the tsunami victims in Sri Lanka. We sincerely thank SF&RS staff and families for supporting the desperate tsunami victims through our charity. Their contribution will go a long way helping those very needy people.