Results from Vanni appeal

The response to the latest appeal to help the Internally Displaced People in the Vanni area has been extremely positive. So fare we have received £1745, this is over and above the usual donations towards the Nutritional Feeding Centre project. The Treasurer of the Shrewsbury Lions club is arranging to send the donations to the Lions club in Batticaloa who will ensure that the money is handed over to St. John’s mission.

Extract from the latest email from Rev. Jeyanesan September 2008

My dear Trevor,

Greetings from St. Johns Centre, Batticaloa

Thank you for your mail. We have received the original copy up the audited statement. I am posting it today by surface mail.

I am so busy in organizing relief to Vanni IDPs. After the recent attack of LTTE, Government has asked all the humanitarian organizations to vacate Vanni. All of them have left Vanni, Only UN organizations are talking with government to continue their activities. But, there is no hope in obtaining permission.

We are doing relief in two ways, we organize relief from Colombo and transport same or we send money to our pastors and ask them to do the relief work.

I thank you for all your efforts to support our affected community. We also thank the members of Thamil Association, Shrewsbury Lions club and other donors for their generous support and assistance.

I will send you a report on our relief activities as early as possible.


With peace and prayers,

Rev. Dr. S. Jeyanesan

Report from Rev. Jeyanesan August 2008

My dear Trevor,

Greetings from St. Johns Center CACM, Batticaloa

I am very happy to inform you that this morning the treasurer Lions Club of Batticaloa handed over us a cheque for Rs. 430565/=. Here with I am enclosing the official receipt (scanned copy) for the same.

I take this opportunity to thank you and the Lions Club of Shrewsbury.

We have asked our official auditors to give us a separate audited statement for the money we received from you in the year 2007. I am sure we will receive the statement this week. As soon as we receive it we will forward the same to you.

Here with I am enclosing some pictures of the Day Care/nutritional feeding Center Kiran. Last week they had their annual sports meet and parents and community get together. At present we have 74 children. We do provide breakfast and lunch. Periodical medical test are conducted by our medical team.We also give the children nutrition’s and vitamins. Earlier they have detected vitamin “D” deficiency among few children. We are happy that has improved satisfactorily after treatment.

I am sure you are aware the army offensive in Vanni area. At present there are about 200,000 IDP’s staying under very hard conditions. We are doing our very best to support at least few of them with emergency food and medicine. (Please see latest appeal)

I am also attaching a copy of the acknowledgement given to Lions Club Batticaloa

Thank you and your club for your continuous tireless support.

May God bless you, bless your family and bless your Lions Club

Thank you

Yours very sincerely

Rev. Jeyanesan

Latest Appeal August 2008

Please find an attachment to an email recently from Rev. Jeyanesan which is self explanatory. This has been sent to all the regular donors with the hope that it would be brought to the attention of relatives, friends and acquaintances with a view to collecting as much as we can to help Rev. Jeyanesan with his humanitarian efforts. To date, 2nd of September 2008, we have had pledges for about £1500 which is quite heartening. Please donate generously and persuade others to do so. Thank you.

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Human misery in Vanni (email)

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