Sri Lanka Update - Spring Update 2013
Having returned from Christmas visit it was wonderful to see the progress of all the homes.
The children are now really forming their own personalities and characteristics. In the Arklow Boys Home four have left and taken up employment / apprenticeships and have been immediately replaced by 4 new children.
Newbridge boys have launched their new boy’s band with a major concert. This was a wonderful event and thanks to all those from Arklow who fund raised to purchase the instruments.
Arklow Girls home have just opened a candle Factory this will be a dual purpose project. Training the girls in the art of candle making and creating funds to help with the home from the sale of the candle to local churches and hotels.
As time is taking it’s toal on the older homes fundraising is very difficult in the current climate, all donations are very welcome. A return trip is planned for the end of November.
Sincere thanks to the people of Cork for funds from their continued fundraising.
Sincere thanks to Transition year Arklow for their sponsored cycle fundraising.
Fr Michael Murtagh, Arklow is organising a fund raiser on 11th May, a sponsored walk to Lug na quilla, please support, details to follow.
Any queries please contact me directly at Arklow Bay Hotel 0402 32309.
If you have any ideas for the futher fund raising do not hesitate to contact us as there are continuous extra requirements needed for the children and the homes.
If you wish to help please donate:
Arklow Sri Lanka Orphanage Trust
A/C No: 30754027
Sort Code: 93-30-23
Reg. Charity No. CHY17126