St Columba’s Lent Appeal 2016
For a number of years the Society has held the annual Nepali Supper at St Columba’s church hall. Members will be interested to learn that St Columba’s Lent Appeal this year was directed to help Nepal. The appeal was to help a small overseas charity, House of Hope. Located on the out skirts of Kathmandu, House of Hope (HoH) is a small orphanage (currently 25 children). HoH ensure that children are cared for and educated in a family environment and encourage community and educational skills in the local area. The funds raised are to be used for a specific project: Children Basket Fund & Income Generation Programme. Funds will enable investment in chickens and goats, providing children with nutritional food (eggs & milk), and investment in a kitchen garden. The aim is to help children develop teamwork, management and responsibility. In the event the Appeal raised £6665.