Easter-Vishu Appeal 2016; Benefits seven poor families in Kerala, mostly little children.
Even though the appeal began with the intention of supporting 5 families including young children suffering from various illness, the trustees decided to add another two beneficiaries making the total to seven to help maximum people due to the overwhelming support received. Now, the appeal closes with the total amount received £ 10968.37 out of which £ 8530.75 received through virginmoneygiving including gift aid and the rest of £ 2680.10 through charity’s bank a/c. An amount of £ 242.48 will be deducted from the total towards the virginmoney commission. It was also decided by the trustees to take £ 31.63 to make the total round figure of £ 11,000.00. The fund will be devided into two groups and the first group of 5 beneficiaries will get £ 1700.00 each and the rest of two £ 1250.00 each.
Following are the seven people/families, who get benefitted from the appeal:
Muhammed Siyan: The parents of a 6 year old LKG student from Thruvananthapuram-Kovalam struggle to find out financial resources for the treatment of his both kidneys. They now lives in a rented accommodation and Siyan’s father Jalaludeen is the only bread winner for his family as a driver of hired rikshaw service. Siyan also has a brother, who goes to 4th standard in the same school. However, Siyan is not able to attend the school now a days due to the condition of his illness and the only solution in front of the family is the transplantation which requires an exorbitant amount of around Rs. 17 lakhs, which can be done in a specialised hospital for children at Bangaluru, India. The family is already in financial difficulties to find out the monthly expenses of Rs. 24 thousands for his dialysis and his current treatment is being held at Medical College, Thriuvananthapuram.