Saturday, 2 July 2011

Fete & Art

Don talking about FODAD's projects
FODAD's friends at the Village School in Hampstead, London have come up trumps again!  Last Saturday they held a traditional summer fete with face-painting, stalls, a raffle and the chance for the children to throw sponges at their dads. Della and Don went along and had a great time chatting to old friends and new.

And then earlier this week, the school held another charity art auction which saw some of the paintings done by pupils at The Village School in Ratmalana sold off in a bidding frenzy with procedes going to FODAD.  On the night over £400 was raised and with a contribution from the fete as well, we reckon the staff, parents and pupils have raised enough to feed the children in Sri Lanka for another two terms, which as weve reported before, makes a real contribution to their well-being and is helping improve results.

And on that note, we had an email from the Principal recently confirming that 3 students have now gone on to start their A Levels which has never, ever happened before!  One student, Gihan, who was previously the head boy and band leader comes from a very poor family and we've offered to help his family so that he can complete his studies and Della and Don will hopefully be able to make arrangements when they're out there later in July.

So thanks again to everyone at the Village School; every penny you raised goes directly to the School and as you can see, is making a real difference.

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