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.










Cake distribution

Some pictures of the distribution of cakes to children at the Mission at Christmas, kindly sponsored by Helen Cruickshank.




Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Sewing machines

We are delighted to announce that FORVM have ordered ten new Singer pedal sewing machines for the Mission. Delivery will be made before Christmas and will include an inscription plate showing FORVM as the source of the donation.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Picture quiz 2017

Every year we create a Picture Quiz to raise money to support the Leprosy Community near Purulia, West Bengal. The money raised goes directly to provide monthly nutritional  visits for the villagers – who all suffer from severe leprosy issues - which they would not otherwise receive. Over the last ten years the quiz has raised more than £5,000.

You might be interested in either purchasing a copy of the quiz for entertainment for you and your family over the coming weeks, or selling them to your friends.

If you wish to help in this, you will find the quiz below, together with an answersheet. Details of how to submit your entry are on the sheet, but only a few of our supporters actually send in entries – the majority like to receive this quiz for entertainment purposes! YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PRINT THE PICTURES BELOW. PLEASE EMAIL david.haywood@uwclub.net IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE AN ORIGINAL COPY.

If you want to send a donation for the quiz you can do so to the Friends of RV Mission account either by post or direct to the following account:
Sort code 11-18-11     A/c no 04518023


Many thanks for your support



Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Nutritional visit

Here are some photos of the latest nutritional visit to the Leprosy Village at Purulia