£1,060raised of £1,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to Naomi Children's Home - Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India
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As some of you may know, my father, Doug Smart, co-founded the Naomi Childrens Home with our good friend David Anbu back in 1998. Since then my father, myself and my family have long since helped and supported our friends out in India run the Naomi Children’s Home just outside of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

Unfortunately, early last year our dear friend David Anbu, co-founder of the orphanage, died in a tragic road accident. David’s sudden death has left behind a massive hole as he was a father figure to the children but has also meant that works to the orphanage, such as the building of new accommodation for the children, has come to a halt.

Our recent trip to India allowed me to see first-hand how best we can focus our support to the children into the future in these changed circumstances. Whilst crucially the children are provided with the basic essentials such as shelter and food, we are looking to fundraise to help the orphanage in the development and improvement of their amenities such as finishing the building of new dorms, providing a safe and clean water supply and ultimately securing the childrens' future through the development of more sustainable living through growing food on-site.

Our relationship with our friends in India is deeply personal and long-standing. We look to continue the late David Anbu’s legacy giving personal and paternal support to his family and the children. That's why we are so keen to kick start the work on the building which will house the children, and give them a new start together. If the children are happy and secure so are we as their extended family.

From all of us here in the UK, and the children and the friends and families helping the orphanage in India, we thank you for any kind donations you can spare.

If you would like to find out any more information please visit www.naomichildrenshome.wordpress.com or contact us on naomismart@hotmail.com.

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    • Ian Rathbone

      Ian Rathbone

      Feb 17, 2017

      Hopefully the children's new accommodation can be built as part of Doug's legacy. Let me know if you think I can help. I thank God for Doug and all his work as a pastor and as a faithful man of God.


    • Matt Reading

      Matt Reading

      Feb 15, 2017

      For Uncle Doug's legacy, he will be missed.


    • Susan Billingham

      Susan Billingham

      Feb 15, 2017

      Hi Naomi, it is good that the orphanage can be remembered as Doug's legacy. We thank God for Doug's life and the friend we knew.


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    Naomi Smart

    Naomi Smart

    Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu, India

    This fundraising page has been set up to call upon our friends and family to help us out in any way they can to raise some money to finish the building of the new dorms started by the late David Anbu. Big target, but anything you can spare will be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

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