First of all, we did it! Thanks to so many many of you for buying a tile on our virtual roof, we've been able to raise all the money we needed to fund a new roof for the village school that we support. It's now in place along with new guttering and means the school is now completely water-tight. See more pictures on the website.
Della, Don and fellow trustee Tess have just arrived in Sri Lanka and report that the roof couldn't have come at a better time because, despite what should be one of the best times to visit, the weather continues to be horrendous. Roads beyond Colombo are flooded and the high winds are causing significant damage. They were hoping to get away for a day out this weekend but this looks impossible now.
Even more worrying is the fact that the fisherman in the village haven't been able to launch their boats for the last two months and are very desperate. This is supposed to be the quiet season before the next monsoons hit.
With Della, Don and Tess now firmly settled on the ground, we hope to be able to provide more reports on what they've been up to next week.
Finally, another thank you to those who turned up for the Moonrakers concert and raised an impressive £400 for FODAD.