Much has happened since the last post . The 55 bedded hospital is fully functioning and has been used for the treatment of Covid patients during this pandemic .
This has been made possible by all your generous donations and fund raising activities .
One of these amazing activities was a valiant cycle ride from Lands End to John O'Groats by Helen .
She has kindly offered to talk about her Trip at Mutley Baptist on May 9TH . Time to be announced nearer the time .
There is also a Coffee and Craft morning at Emmanuel Church on the 14th June . This is a general information and update on the works of Sahodar Nepal. Again a reminder will be posted nearer the time . Ollie the octopus has found a new home but we still have the beautiful crochet blanket and two patchwork ones available. John still has some Jams which need to be eaten before he starts bottling this years produce. His jams are highly sort after.
If I could do a drum roll I would. The cake and craft coffee morning raised a whopping £853.25p. Everyone has been so generous. A huge thank you to the cake makers from Emmanuel Church and the added extra from Mutley Baptist for their yummy cakes and of course for all those who donated various craft items . Several teddies found new homes as did two caterpillars and an octopus. A baby as yet unborn is to receive one of two exquisite crochet blankets . We have some craft items available. the butterfly clips need homes as do 13 more teddies and these beautiful quilts. Who can resists Olly the octopus or the exquisite crochet blanket .
All proceeds go to Sahodar and we have had request for USG machine £4,500 and an ECG £900. as their previous equipment has broken and can not be mended .
Come and hear more about Sahodar over a cup of coffee or tea and taste some yummy cakes. There will be a chance to win a "Cake by Kate". Being half way through the year it may not be too early to purchase something for Christmas. Please contact Emmanuel church office for details of venue.(01752 260317) Email email@example.com
The local authority has released 40% of promised funds so the new Hospital is being used to treat Covid patients. TNT New Zealand, Nepalese friends and ourselves have sent funds to equip the wards with beds and oxygen .
We had hoped to show the opening of the new Hospital in time for the Nepali New Year. However there has been a delay in the local government funding which should be soon rectified now that some of Government officers have now visited the site. We have been able to send a further £6,000 towards the project and the local community church building. Many thanks for all those who continue to support this worth while cause in such difficult times.
We await the list of equipment From Dr Shiva but as this a 50 bedded hospital and their current building is only 15 beds a good guess is that beds and mattresses will be on the list. We will keep you posted.
Some bright and encouraging photos have arrived . The interior is taking shape well .
We are continuing to fund raise again this year with a more modest goal of £30.000. We have been so encouraged and over whelmed with all that has been achieved this past year with the generosity of so many. A total of £35.600 was sent to Sahodar Nepal for the church /community building ,Hospital and salaries.
This has been an amazing year despite all the challenges Covid 19 has brought .The generosity of so many along with the local Nepali government has resulted in the fabric of the hospital being completed and at the curent time the interior is now progressing well.
What a transformation from last year .We are looking forward to 2021 and to see this hospital completed . We will keep you posted .
.We are delighted to say that the craft fare at the Royal William Yard went very well. We raised over £400 over the weekend. Friday was very stormy but fortunately for us the sun came out on the Saturday and Sunday. The number of visitors this year was well below previous years due to the on going COVID restrictions, but many friends came to support us. We must thank the Ocean café for allowing us to have our display outside their premises and being such a good source of hot tea. Thanks also to all those who donated such a variety of art work to go along side the knitted trees. Of course a very big thank you to Martin Storey for giving us permission to use his delightful knitting pattern which was the main draw for this event . We have a few items left and hope to do a small Christmas event later- we will keep you posted.
As the winter approaches and this virus is still making its mark we have heard of two cases at the hospital in Garambeshi. We are thankful to God both are mild but please continue to remember this community in your prayers.
Tree garland pattern 'easy fairisle knits' Rowan isbn 978-1-907544-87-3
It has been confirmed the Art weekend is going ahead. We would love to see you at the Ocean Café, Royal William Yard some time over this weekend. The Tree garlands will be on sale along with some individual ones and other arty creations. All to be sold in aid of the Hospital in Garambeshi.