Carlton-in-Lindrick: Coffee morning to help Indian orphans

Hodsock Priory played host to a charity summer fair for Father Showry's orphanage in India, pictured is organiser Rosemary Thomas who has been fundraising for the orphanage for 16 years (w120723-2b)
Hodsock Priory played host to a charity summer fair for Father Showry's orphanage in India, pictured is organiser Rosemary Thomas who has been fundraising for the orphanage for 16 years (w120723-2b)

An annual coffee morning is being held to raise money for orphaned and poor children in India.

Organiser Rosemary Thomas has been working to help the deprived children of Father Showry’s diocese in Andhra Pradesh in southern India for 18 years and is running a special Christmas coffee morning.

The event which is on Saturday 1st November will be at the Grey Horses in Carlton-in Lindrick between 10am and 12pm.

Rosemary said:“We will have a variety of stalls including Christmas gifts and toys, along with cakes, refreshments, a tombola and a raffle.

“It is a good opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done early.”

On the day there will also be Mystery Meg there who will tell people’s fortunes.

As well as raising money, Mrs Thomas also encourages people in the UK to sponsor and support a child and currently 70 children are being sponsored.

“With some backing and support from people here, some of these children have been able to escape the poverty and really make something of their lives,” she continued.

“One of them is now doing a masters degree at a top university, another is working for a big HR company and a third works for Avis in Hyderabad, which is so encouraging.”

“These stories of these children growing up and do well are proof that the support we give here really does work and make a difference.”