Send a birthday gift that makes a difference

What do you buy as a birthday gift for a friend who already has all they need? You might like to consider making a donation to pay for treatment for a patient at CMC in honour of your friend’s birthday. Recently one of our supporters did just this, choosing to give the donation to pay for a patient requiring hand therapy, given this was a particular interest of the friend who will soon be celebrating her 50th birthday.

We created the card below for the donor to give her friend, giving some explanation of her birthday gift. In time, we will send her details of the patient who received treatment as a result of her birthday gift, showing just what a difference it made.

50th Card Front

50th Card Back

If you would like to give a similar gift, you can send you donation in the usual way, but marking it as ‘birthday gift’ and letting us know the name of the person who is celebrating their birthday and their age if it is a special birthday. We will deduct £2 from the gift aid if eligible, or if not the donation, to cover the cost of printing the card.

For more information on how to make a donation, click here.

Spring 2019 Newsletter

We have just published our Spring 2019 newsletter.  View it here:

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Maitri 2019

Please join with us in praying for the work of CMC.

The latest edition of Maitri for 2019 is now available to download.  Maitri is produced by the chaplaincy team at CMC.  It has Bible reflections and suggested areas for prayer for each week of the year.  If you would like to be added to an email list to receive this on a weekly basis, please contact the FOV UK office.

Maitri 2019

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

We have just published our Autumn 2018 newsletter.  View it here:

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

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Annual Supporters Meeting

We invite all supporters of Friends of Vellore to attend our Annual Supporters Meeting on Sunday 7th October at the Holiday Inn, Coventry, CV2 2HP (just off Junction 2 of the M6).  This is on the final day of the CMC Alumni Weekend, enabling Alumni to stay on and others to join us on the day.  The purpose of the meeting is to update the friends of Vellore about CMC and FOV as well as providing an opportunity for fellowship.  We are delighted that Dr Sunil Abraham, Head of CMC’s Low Cost Effective Care Unit, is able to join us this year and will be giving an address. We also have Dr Divya Muliyil with us who will update us on the work in the Jawadhi Hills.

The timetable for the morning is as follows:

9:30am to 10:30am Sunday Chapel Service
10:30am to 11:00am Tea / Coffee
11:00am to 12:30pm FOV Annual General Meeting with updates from CMC by Dr Sunil Abraham and Dr Divya Muliyil
12:30pm Indian Lunch (sponsored by FOV but donations welcome)

Those attending on the day are welcome to join us in time for the service or to arrive in the coffee break in time for the meeting itself.  If you are able to attend, please can you let Ruth know so we have an idea of numbers.

Spring 2018 Newsletter

We have just published our Spring 2018 newsletter.  View it here:

Spring 2018 Newsletter

If you are not on our mailing list and would like your details to be added to this, to receive this newsletter and future issues by post, please contact us.

Maitri 2018

Please join with us in praying for the work of CMC.

The latest edition of Maitri for 2018 is now available to download.  Maitri is produced by the chaplaincy team at CMC.  It has Bible reflections and suggested areas for prayer for each week of the year.  If you would like to be added to an email list to receive this on a weekly basis, please contact the FOV UK office.

Maitri 2018