Kankhal Medical Aid

Reg. Charity No. 1084554
127 Church Road
W7 3BJ

12th March  2012


Dear Member & Friend,

This is a special year for the charity. We have been running for 20 years and have had good support from you - our members and generous donors.

Last year, for the first time, we were able to send £10,000 to the hospital for the impoverished and needy patients of the area surrounding the hospital. Our special thanks to Mrs Tyagi for raising £310 at her fundraising lunch.

The Swamis at the hospital are very grateful. Swamiji has repeated his appeal for more funds in his last letter of thanks and appreciation. ‘This is really a formidable help for this Sevashram at a time when the patient population is soaring…patients are coming not just from the neighbouring villages of UP, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana – but also from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.’

This year we hope to send at least 10,000 – if possible, more - to the Sevashram.

Our efforts raise only a small amount of the expenditure that the hospital incurs on a daily basis. We must keep up – and increase - the fundraising; for this we need your help. If you have any fundraising ideas, we would love to hear from you.

We have 2 fundraising events coming up soon. On 22nd April, Bratin Roy, one of our members, is running the London Marathon again this year to raise funds for us and for Macmillan Nurses. His employers match all funds he raises, so whatever we raise we get back. Donations can be made online on virginmoneygiving.com/BratinRoy or you can send a cheque payable to Kankhal Medical Aid to Benu Roy and she can forward it.

The next event has been set for Saturday 12th May at Maidenhead. It would be lovely to see you there. For those of you who have not been to one of these nights, it is a very relaxing evening – a superb performance, a 3 course meal, and informal dancing. Please see attached flyer for details.

Please come, bring your friends and show your support.


Roma Hoon O.B.E., Secretary

Benu Roy, Treasurer

* Just a little reminder – please send in your membership (£15) if you have not done so yet. Thank you to all those members who have set up a standing order.

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