Kalaa Jyoti thanks
Sir, I wanted to send my most sincere thanks to the staff and owners of the Arran Whisky Distillery, also to the Craft Fayre in Whiting Bay and the Whiting Bay market for all the support for the Kalaa Jyoti project over the summer and autumn months.
The distillery exhibition in June, July and August raised about £2,000 selling the Nepalese children’s paintings. A further £600 was raised at the Whiting Bay markets and fairs over the summer. All the stall holders were so helpful and kind.
Much of the money will go to the safe house called Arran House which takes on any of the poor kids, or orphans, we work with who have nowhere to go once they are too old for their homes or orphanages. Our first success has been Saroj who has spent the last two years with us. He qualified from his hotel course and our Gurkha boss got him a place in Kathmandu.
One last thanks goes to the ladies of my art class over the last year, who have sponsored a youngster we’ve known for six years who turned up on our doorstep having been beaten with sticks in his orphanage. We have found a safe house for him and he is so pleased to have sponsors looking after him.
Yours, Gordon Davidson Corrie