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15%
£768
raised of £5,000 target by 28 supporters

    Weʼve raised £768 to help four elderly and frail people pay their increased rent and stay in the home they have lived in for the last two years.

    Bury St Edmunds
    Funded on Saturday, 30th November 2019

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    Story

    When I retired in 1997 I went out to India to train as a physiotherapy technician so that I could help prevent deformity in leprosy patients, some of whom I had met on my fundraising 2000 mile cycle ride along the Ganges to raise funds for the treatment of leprosy in India. I worked with leprosy sufferers for ten years as volunteer in the poorest states of India. In 2005 I next started fundraising for leprosy background children so that they could go to school regularly and be treated as normal children. I was reflecting of the benefits those children would have, good food, nice clothes, medical care, and above all a chance to go to school. I asked what was being done for the supposed 2 and half million HIV/Aids orphans in India.

    Enquires were made and a survey done of a small town and its outlying villages. There were hundreds of adults and children dying of HIV. They had no treatment, parents died, children were being orphaned, they were scared, hungry and very sick. I decided that something must be done.. I returned to the UK and set about begging from relations and friends, indeed from everyone I could contact. The outcome was a home for HIV orphans .The first home became full and we opened two more, Today there are still 63 children, many have left and found work, gone to college and taken degrees.

    Now I am. engaged with senior citizens in India, encouraging them to be active and develop interests to add some variety to their lives and improve their health. The home was the brainchild of a university friend and he asked me to take a look at the residents and their environment. It had been running at a loss for years, It was necessary to increase the rents and this created a problem for four of the residents who had small or no pensions, a fixed income and so on. Being residents for two years or more, frail and with some mental problems, they could not be asked to leave. There was no where cheaper in the area. I decided that they must have their rent subsidised through a 'Hardship Fund' enabling these dear people remain in the surroundings they feel safe in with a established routine.,

    I have, therefore, decided, at the age of 82, to do another cycle ride and ask people to sponsor me for it. I will begin my ride on 25th June and cycle along the south coast of England and the north coast of France, crossing at Dover to Calais and from Roscoff to Plymouth. Altogether about 1000 miles, I will be away for six weeks, have paid for my accommodation each night and will buy food on the way. I have had puncture proof tyres put on the bike and resurrected the old pannier bags from my 2000 mile ride down the Ganges.

    Please help me to help these dear old people.

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    • Pauline Manya Norris2 years ago
      Pauline Manya Norris

      Pauline Manya Norris

      2 years ago

      I've done it! Over 1000 miles. Same as cycling from London to Rome.! Only one day of rain and that was yesterday. I was wet through to my skin and my shoes were filled with.water. Home tomorrow night so only a few hours more cycling to do.

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    • Pauline Manya Norris2 years ago
      Pauline Manya Norris

      Pauline Manya Norris

      2 years ago

      813 miles to date!

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    28

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2019

      You are an angel on earth! Thank you for being such a strong, courageous, a d loving role model to women everywhere!

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 27, 2019

      Congratulations on your amazing bike ride - you have definitely earned this donation!Best wishes, Liz and Dave

      £50.00

    • Susan

      Susan

      Aug 23, 2019

      Saw your story in the paper. Well done.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 19, 2019

      well done sister xx

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 18, 2019

      Read your story in the Bury Free Press (local newspaper for Bury St Edmunds). Thought you certainly were going places. Hope everything works out for the people you are trying to help

      £10.00

    • Oliver & Kirsten

      Oliver & Kirsten

      Aug 13, 2019

      A compassionate feat for a worthy cause and all on a bike - superb!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2019

      Well done. Amazing achievement and inspiration. I sing with Karen and Sarah. Lou xx

      £10.00

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    Pauline Manya Norris

    Pauline Manya Norris

    Bury St Edmunds

    I think I am a Jack of all Trades. I started off as a teacher, learned DIY from my husband, helped restore a derelict house and ran it as a guest house. After my husband died I started cycling for various charities. If something needs doing I find a way to do it!

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