Author Archives: leonora

Thank you for your support!

We set up Friends of Navajeevana in 2010 to help Navajeevana in its work with people with disabilities in Sri Lanka and bring people together in the UK to raise funds. In 2016 we have come to the decision to … Continue reading

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Nadeeshani’s story

In an earlier post we told you about the £1800 grant we awarded to Sri Lankan disability charity Navajeevana to run workshops and offer support for families with children affected by cerebral palsy. One of these children is Nadeeshani. We … Continue reading

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Workshops for families affected by cerebral palsy

The vast majority (around 80%) of disabled children helped by Navajeevana have cerebral palsy. The high prevalence of this condition in Sri Lanka is not fully understood, but is likely to be caused by under or over-age pregnancies and poor … Continue reading

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Avon Gorge abseil raises almost £3000 for Friends of Navajeevana!

In June six brave souls ventured over the edge of the Avon Gorge, with nothing but some (admittedly pretty sturdy) ropes and a harness to stop them falling. The adventurers – Hilary, Carol, Stuart, Tessa, Joss and Leonora – raised a … Continue reading

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What our amazing supporters helped us do in 2013!

Dear Friend We hope you’ve had a great Christmas and are feeling inspired about the year ahead! Here at Friends of Navajeevana we’ve been inspired by two big things this year: the huge journey that people with disabilities in Sri … Continue reading

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London Pub Quiz – Row the Danube and Friends of Navajeevana

Following the success of last year’s Bristol pub quiz, we’re VERY excited to be organising one in London. It will take place at the Two Chairmen in Trafalgar Square on Thursday 11 April. Entry is £5 per person and there … Continue reading

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Latest newsletter: last chance to support the appeal!

Hakmana school appeal: last chance to donate – and thanks for your support! Our New Year appeal for the amazing Hakmana school ends this weekend (we can’t believe it’s March already!) and it has been a real success. We aimed … Continue reading

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