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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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Newsletter: Jonathan has rowed the Danube River!

From the Friends of Navajeevana newsletter – click to sign up. Dear Friends We’re really excited to tell you about Jonathan and Mark’s amazing physical achievement in completing the Row the Danube Challenge, rowing Europe’s second-longest river for Friends of … Continue reading

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Rohan’s story: recovery against the odds

When someone’s life is devastated by a terrible accident, it is good to know that there are caring people who can support them through recovery and rehabilitation. Rohan’s story shows how people in the UK are helping this happen in … Continue reading

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Newsletter – Projects we have funded

Projects we have funded We have recently approved grants for projects in Sri Lanka to: Provide support to fifty disabled people living in remote areas Enable twenty five children with disabilities to attend a national sports meet where they won … Continue reading

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Newsletter – Pub quiz success!

Pub quiz success! Thanks to the 40 people who came to the pub quiz fundraiser on 11 April in central London. It was great fun and we raised £200 for the cause. For those quizzers who signed up for email … Continue reading

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Newsletter – Jon and Mark are rowing the Danube next month!

Jon and Mark are rowing the Danube next month! Our trustee Jon Cowie and his old uni friend Mark Hughes will attempt to row the entire Danube river next month. We are very excited that Friends of Navajeevana is one … Continue reading

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