Fund-raising for Indian orphanage
Several members of two Baptist churches will be chasing around London in a bid to raise much-needed funds to support children at an orphanage in Suryapet, India
The church-goers will get their fundraising on track by negotiating London royal locations in a limited amount of time for this sponsored event on Saturday 3 June.
This is the latest in a number of fundraisers held by Earls Hall Baptist Church and Hadleigh Baptist Church as part of their long-standing commitment to support the orphanage of The Living God Baptist Church, Suryapet, India. The orphanage
opened in 2003 with 35 children. There are now 100 children living at the orphanage with the youngest just three years old, but many more children would be accommodated if there was room.
The funds raised from this Royal Challenge will go towards the day to day needs of the children including food and education.
A member of Earls Hall Baptist Church who is taking part commented, 'This will be great fun for everyone involved. We’ll spend a whole day out around London, in teams, with banter and chatting to people. We'll be raising money and awareness for a great cause.
'I’m really pleased to have organised this event to further support the building and running costs of the orphanage.'
The relationship between the local churches and the Indian orphanage dates back to 2006, when a minister from Earls Hall Baptist Church went to preach in the area and saw first hand the work of the orphanage. In 2007, the orphanage suffered a flood
and was relocated. In 2008 the Minister for Hadleigh Baptist Church visited the orphanage with a member of Earls Hall Baptist Church to see for themselves the current needs of the situation.
Everybody involved with the orphanage wanted better conditions for the children and the dream of a safe, permanent, purpose-built orphanage has now become a reality.
This work was being greatly helped by the fact that the UK-based charity Mission Care partnered with Earls Hall Baptist Church and Hadleigh Baptist Church to achieve a new building for the children. The building work is now completed and the local fundraising is having a major impact on the lives of the young orphans.
To find out more details about the event or donating visit the website: www.helpindianchildren.org