Barford St Michael comes together for Nepal charity

From the left, Maya Sherpa-Moore, Kathryn Wheeler, Anne Pearson, Mick Pearson and Mariann Young. NNL-150109-174740009
From the left, Maya Sherpa-Moore, Kathryn Wheeler, Anne Pearson, Mick Pearson and Mariann Young. NNL-150109-174740009

Residents in Barford St Michael will join together for a dinner tomorrow night (Saturday) raising funds for a charity close to the village’s heart.

Anne and Mick Pearson run the village’s lunch club every Tuesday and will hold the fundraising evening in the village hall in aid of the Helpless Children Mother Centre in Kathmandu, inspired to help orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal.

Nearly 50 people will be attending the event and there will also be a raffle.

Mr Pearson said: “Everyone in the village is well aware of the charity and the work it does in Nepal so have been doing fundraising events for many years. We have a lady from Nepal who has lived in the village for many years, and the country suffered the earthquake last year and there are rumours another one might happen soon.

“It is great that the village is supporting something like this. We run the lunch club without any intention of many money on top of what we do so everyone is looking forward to it.”

The Helpless Children Mother Centre was set up in 1998 by a group of innovative social workers and started with 41 children in a rented residential unit.

All the children have the opportunity to go to school in the hope of a brighter future, and the charity also develops the children’s social, mental and physical abilities so they can stand on their own two feet as they grow older.