Rosie May Home for Tsunami Orphans
"The year after the murder of our beautiful daughter, whilst on holiday in South East Asia, our island was engulfed by the 2004 Tsunami... witnessing the death and devastation we were touched by the plight of the Tsunami Orphans and the immense problems created by the loss of so many parents "
(Mary & Graham, Rosie May's parents).
The Rosie May Memorial Fund was founded in memory of 10 year old Rosie May who was murdered in 2003 and exists to give children a future that Rosie May was tragically denied.
The Rosie May Home for Tsunami Orphans in Sri Lanka, is home to twenty girls, aged 3 and 18 years, built and fully funded by our charity. The unique concept of this family orientated home reunites separated sisters and importantly enables the girls to be educated in their local school, where the charity supports IT, sports and English initiatives for socially disadvantaged children in the community. Children are taught English and IT in order to develop skills and knowledge for their futures; together with traditional Dance and Craft activities to maintain their cultural heritage. Our overseas volunteer programme simultaneously aims to give the children the opportunity to develop their English language skills and the volunteers an enriching and challenging experience.
So why run for The Rosie May Memorial Fund?
100% of funds raised by you goes directly to the Rosie May Home. We can do this because our charity is run entirely by volunteers! Your sponsorship will provide food, medical care, clothing, education and wages for live-in house parents at the Rosie May Home. In return you will get:
- A charity sports running vest and personal training plan with on-line support from Jane Lewis (personal trainer and charity trustee).
- Your support will enable us to give these tsunami orphans a brighter and better future.