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New Year Message

Dear members, supporters and friends,

The committee of Child Aid Lanka wishes you all a happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year.

During 2011, Child Aid Lanka has worked with local community group Sutton For Peace and Justice to jointly stage events and activities.

In April CAL and Sutton for Peace and Justice organised a very successful and well-received New Year cultural event at Greenshaw High School. Children from the Sutton Tamil School gave performances of music and dance and a light supper of festive eats was served.

On August Bank Holiday Monday we again partnered with Sutton for Peace and Justice, to run a stall at the ever-popular Environmental Fair in Carshalton Park. We sold Ceylon Tea, soft drinks and cakes, told people about our two groups, and offered a welcome place for visitors to sit and relax on an enjoyable sunny day.

On the 12th of October CAL and Sutton for Peace and Justice staged a celebration of Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. An appreciative audience, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Sutton, watched dance and music from the sub continent performed by Sutton Tamil School and enjoyed a Sri Lankan supper.

We are planning more events and activities for 2012.

As ever, the committee meets regularly to steer the organisation and to plan how we can best give support to the needy children of Sri Lanka.

This year we have taken the opportunity to review CAL’s activities and consider our plans for the future, and we are embarking on a new drive to ensure we build a sound base for the organisation and undertake effective activity to provide practical support to underprivileged children in Sri Lanka.

We are firming up plans for an exciting new project to provide drinking water wells in disadvantaged schools and villages in Sri Lanka. We have been working with colleagues in the CAL Consortium in Sri Lanka to enable us to be in a position to put this project into effect on the ground in Sri Lanka, and we are working with partners and advisers in the UK to establish a plan to ensure we can raise funds to make it happen.

We will keep you informed of events and activities, and on progress with the project and how you can get involved and help. You can help by making a donation and/or by becoming a member – it only costs £10 per year.

For more information please see our website, email

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or to join write to Naomi Aruliah, CAL, 22 Sandy Lane, Cheam, Surrey SM2 7NR, cheques payable to Child Aid Lanka.