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Weʼre raising £1,300 to Take the boys from Boys Industrial Home and Orphanage on a day trip to Leisure World water park and supply school bags for next year.

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I have been volunteering at the Boys Industrial Home and Orphanage in Colombo 06 for approximately 6 months. I go weekly to assist with reading and learning English.

The conditions that these lovely boys live in are nothing short of squalid. It is unbelievable in this day and age that children are housed in these conditions. However, the boys are happy and loved.

Where the home lacks in material comforts it provides the boys with love, care and nurturing.

Many of the boys are from tragic backgrounds and are quite traumatized when they arrive at BIH, within a short period they are comfortable and more relaxed in the loving environment.

The home is running on a ‘hand to mouth’ existence and relies on donations from the public for food items, clothing, toiletries, school supplies etc.

I am fundraising for a day trip to take the boys on a coach to a water park called Leisure world, I would also like to take the boys to a restaurant on the way back.

Any surplus that is raised will go to fund school bags, stationery and basic clothing.

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  • Kerri May5 months ago
    Kerri May

    Kerri May

    5 months ago

    The smile says it all! yesterday was an amazing day and we are all so grateful to you for your donations. The boys took a coach to the Induruwa Turtle sanctuary and had a tour, then we all went to a beautiful beach hotel for the day where they ate and drank literally all day! The hotel gave us an entertainer who did party games with the boys , then swimming and playing volleyball in the beautiful pool. The boys were absolutely delighted and were happy and exhausted on the way home. Most of them had a sleep on the way back they were so tired!

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  • Kerri May6 months ago
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    Kerri May

    6 months ago

    So this happened half an hour ago..a precious moment when I revealed the poster showing details of the forthcoming daytrip..some were stunned and speechless, others giggly and excited. All were extremely happy! Thankyou all so much x

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  • Kerri May6 months ago
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    Kerri May

    6 months ago

    The day trip next Wednesday will be very exciting as many of the boys have never been on a coach. They will be collected at 0730 and travel to the hotel about 2 hours away. On arrival, they will have breakfast, the day will be split between the beautiful hotel and the turtle conservation sanctuary next door. After an extravagant lunch and evening snacks we will take the boys home. Any donations left over will be used towards the next trip or mattresses which are desperately needed. thankyou

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Page last updated on: 6/6/2019 14.04

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48

  • Mark Birchall

    Mark Birchall

    May 3, 2019

    Hope this helps Kerri great cause

    £20.00

  • Pamela Roberts

    Pamela Roberts

    Mar 14, 2019

    Well done, Kerri. I wish you lots of success! x

    £20.00

  • Ivana OMahony

    Ivana OMahony

    Nov 30, 2018

    Well done

    £200.00

  • Nicola cockling

    Nicola cockling

    Nov 25, 2018

  • Matt Woodward

    Matt Woodward

    Nov 18, 2018

    Great cause.

    £20.00

  • Nandika Mitchell

    Nandika Mitchell

    Nov 17, 2018

    What a great cause Kerri, well done. Hope the boys get enough money for a fantastic day out. Sending you lots of love xx

    £20.00

  • Maria Georgiou

    Maria Georgiou

    Nov 15, 2018

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing Kerri and what wonderful memories you will be creating for these children. Well done you! 😘

    £10.00

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