We have spent time with all of our charities over the last few weeks. It has been both a humbling and rewarding experience.
It was a real privilege to attend Diakonie’s twentieth anniversary celebrations. We had the opportunity to tour the building and meet with the staff, the children and their families.
We met with Dr Stary in the children’s oncology garden (one of the projects that we supported last year) at Motol. We will again be raising money for infusion pumps and other projects at this year’s gala.
At Dedina, a day centre for people with impaired sight, we witnessed blind people making pottery, basket weaving, listening to audio books and taking English lessons. Our contributions directly support these programmes.
We also visited Beroun’s children’s home last Friday. It was great to see some of our old friends there and to hear how the children have enjoyed the horse riding, swimming and salt cave visits that we sponsored. We will be selling therapeutic activity vouchers at the 2014 Charity Gala. We will also be raising money to replace the therapeutic water bath which has recently broken.
It has been truly uplifting to see the progress that our charities have made in the last year but it is clear that they need our continued support. If you would like to visit any of the charities please let us know.