THE MONEY WAS SPENT.
made my 7th visit to the Orphanage in December 2010.
children were delighted to see Alan “dada” (it means older brother in
Bengali and is a great honour).
I took £3700 (£200 of my own money). After taking
medical advice I spent £1400 on medicines to
last the children a year.
stationary delivered including more than 4400 exercise books of various types,
300 packs of art paper and much more to the value of £1140. I had the Kid’s
dormitories and dining room whitewashed inside and out at a cost of £570.
I bought 100 school bags for £270. I spent £220 with Bata on buying 67 pairs
of school shoes – all that they had in the style the Orphanage required. I
paid for the ingredients to prepare a special meal for 140 people. This cost £100
and Alan lined up and ate with the kids.
Because I was there over
Christmas each child got a small present from me and a Christmas card.
THE MONEY WAS RAISED.
There was nearly £300
over from my last visit. We received £440 anonymously although we do know the
donors names. The Alverna Dental Practice made donations of £110 while my employer, Glassbond, gave £700. GiftAid (part of the Inland Revenue) gave us
more than £800. Regular donations via our Bank Account raised more than £450.
We got $150 from Mrs S Schmidt. Plus we were given lots of small donations
amounting to over £600.