By Joanna Young
Most recently they've been given some new toys with funds raised through justgiving.com and they were trying to teach me some Nepali dancing (which was perhaps a highlight for me but less so for them!). More funds will be put towards buying them new shoes and clothes for those who are growing the fastest! A visit from two kind hearted trekkers, Jim Andrews and Matt Rai (London & Derby) led to a one off generous donation and a new sponsor; it also led to a rapid and enthusiastic football game that went so fast I have no idea who won!
Just a week or so later was my final night visiting Marybert School and Orphanage where I found the children drawing me lots of beautiful farewell cards, and supplying me with a a multitude of hugs. We enjoyed singing, eating, and then a final powercut together (which I was quite thankful for as it hid my quivering bottom lip). Visiting the children at Marybert is a humbling and beautiful experience; at times it can feel like you're in the presence of angels whilst at other times it's clear to see there is mischief to be had! They're a beautiful bunch of puppies bumping into each other, falling over each other and ultimately always seeking warmth, love and nourishment. That's easy for us in the UK, a bit harder to pull off in Nepal. So, if you fancy doing your bit... log onto www.justgiving.com/childreninnepal or get in touch with Mysmallhelp and commit to being a sponsor, safe in the knowledge that your funds go to helping the children we know who need it most. With love. Jo x