Friday, 15 March 2019

Picture quiz prizegiving

The winners of this year’s quiz, Ken Shipman and Chris Ogden from Cumbria, receive their prize from FORVM Trustee David Haywood.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Christmas nutritional visit

The following pictures were taken during a special visit over Christmas and New Year to the Leprosy Colony in Purulia. The residents are always delighted when we visit and turn out to welcome the goods being given to them.







Mosquito nets

The Friends of RV Mission are delighted to announce that we have been able to purchase and supply 100 mosquito nets for use by the children at the Mission.

These will make a huge difference to the lives of the children concerned, as illness and discomfort from this source are a major issue in such a climate.

Thanks to all our supporters for their continued commitment to the charity.







Sunday, 3 February 2019

Picture quiz answers

Thank you for supporting the picture quiz, which has raised £900 this year. The answers appear below. All proceeds from the quiz go to support the nutritional and welfare visits to the Leprosy Colony in Purulia, which you can read about in our other posts.

1
PENNINES
21
MOUNT COOK
2
SNOWDON
22
TABLE MOUNTAIN
3
RED PIKE
23
SOUTH DOWNS
4
K2
24
HAYSTACKS
5
ATLAS
25
ANDES
6
ST MICHAEL’S MOUNT
26
WINTER HILL
7
OLYMPUS
27
EL CAPITAN
8
PILLAR
28
DOM
9
BLACK COMBE
29
GLYDER FAWR
10
STEEPLE
30
MOUNT ST HELENS
11
PEN-Y-FAN
31
MOUNT SINAI
12
(MOUNT) STANLEY
32
KINDER SCOUT
13
SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN
33
WICKLOW MOUNTAINS
14
CAPITOL HILL
34
MATTERHORN
15
DOLLYWAGGON PIKE
35
MOUNT RAINIER
16
MENDIPS
36
GREY FRIAR
17
ETNA
37
GREAT DODD
18
CATBELLS
38
TRYFAN
19
HIGH STREET
39
BROWN WILLY
20
GREAT GABLE
40
YEWBARROW

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

The latest visit of the RV Mission to the Leprosy Village at Purulia took place recently, at which time the staff handed out nutritional and healthcare items. Some pictures of the visit appear below.






Friday, 20 July 2018

School in Purulia

Some recent images of activities at the school for girls that we had originally provided funds to build at Belkuri, Purulia.






Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Nutritional visit to Leprosy village

These are the photos from the latest distribution of nutritional items to residents at the Leprosy village at Purulia, sponsored by FORVM.






Thursday, 22 February 2018

Mondarmoni cycle distribution




After successfully sponsoring distribution of 20 new bicycles to poor and bright students last year Friends of R V Mission has once again sponsored 20 new bicycles for poor students with good results,  to enable them to travel the long distance between home and school.  These images are of the distribution of 10 bicycles at Mondarmoni branch and the rest are going  to be distributed in Purulia, Joyrambati and Dweepa branches.  

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Picture Quiz


Once again our sincere thanks to all of you who have again supported the Picture Quiz and made some very kind donations. The quiz has so far raised £700, which is up on last year and close to our record of £712. The amount raised will enable us to provide regular nutritional visits and occasional healthcare visits to the Leprosy Colony in Purulia, West Bengal, for a further twelve months. The money is remitted directly through the Friends of RV Mission, and no deductions are made so all of the funds go direct to those in need. You can see pictures of some of the visits by following the links at the side of the page and register to receive regular updates if you so desire. 


The adjudicator has been through all the entries received, many of which were of a very high standard!!  We are pleased to announce that this year’s winning entry was submitted by Paul Kidd and Daphne Greaves, from Worsley, who are pictured  receiving their prize from David Haywood..

We hope that you will continue to support the quiz, and hope to have the next one available in late November. The answers to the quiz appear below.






Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Sewing machine distribution

As we announced late last year, the Friends of RV Mission have sponsored the purchase of a number of sewing machines for use by the women at the school. These have now been distributed and some pictures appear below.

These machines will make a huge difference and we should be proud of the help that we have provided here.