March 31, 2010

March Donations!

We had a flurry of donations this past month and I would like to thank the following people:

Robert McGeary
Corinne Banks
Simon Young
Lori Spear
- In memory of Lisa White
Dorajean Littrell
Rachael Kaighin
-Shields - In memory of Lisa White
Christina Roysden
Julia Wanklyn
Linda Williams
John McBay
Arieh Scharnberg

March 5, 2010

Donation of $700!

A message from Karen Cunningham-Walker:

My children and I visited the ODA in April 2009 at Khmer new year, when we heard about if after making inquiries in Siem Reap about visiting an orphanage. We were fortunate to be introduced to ODA and The Children's house of Peace. I took my 2 daughters, Berenice, aged now 14 and Georgiana, 10(then 13 and 9) to visit Leng on the afternoon before we left for UK. We met the children who were there and asked if we might fund raise in UK and what they needed. Leng suggested a computer so we promised we would raise funds to secure just that.

The children came home and wrote presentation with photos for their schools and each school did their own fund raiding. My eldest organized an amazing talent show with her form for the school and raised we felt a lot of money for the 2 orphanages. They also had an idea at Christmas when we were snowed in and invited the neighbors round for supper and give a presentation - that again raised money a significant sum.

I hope these funds will be put to good use for the children and we will hope to carry on with fund raising ideas in the future at the schools. The details of the school is Sir William Borlases's Grammar school, Marlow and the neighbors are the Friends on Winter Hill!!! We took many photos at the orphanage and if ever you need any just shout!

Also some students from the older years at Berenice's school are planning a
trip to Cambodia next year. I hope maybe to see if any of the students would be able to visit the ODA?

With love from Berenice, Georgiana, from 9CS, and all the children at Sir William Borlase's Grammar School and friends on Winter Hill!