Buy a gift that makes a difference

Today is #GivingTuesday. As you buy gifts for friends and family this Christmas, please consider also giving a gift to cover the basic health and welfare needs of someone who has much less than we do. If you would like to give to the work of Friends of Vellore, here is how your donation could make a difference:

£3 would pay for a mosquito net or £10 would cover the cost of a mattress given out by the palliative home care team to those unable to travel to hospital and in the latter stages of their life at home. These small things would make a real difference to the comfort of those they care for, who might otherwise be sleeping directly on the floor.

£30 would enable the Rural Unit of Health and Social Care’s elderly welfare programme to provide an evening meal for a whole year to one elderly person with no family support or financial means.

£50 would enable the Person to Person Scheme to cover the cost of an additional person’s treatment. This is means tested and goes to those who are unable to cover the cost of much-needed medical treatment. If you specify that your donation is for PTP, you will receive a report back from CMC detailing who benefitted from your gift.

£150 would cover one month’s salary of one of our Community Health Workers: Alfred, Ambiga and Beryl, who run clinics in the slum areas of Vellore to provide medical care to the very poorest.

If you would like to make a donation, all the details are here.

Thank you so much for your support!