Kalaa Jy­oti thanks

The Arran Banner - - Letters -

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

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