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June 2017 newsletter:-

Children United!
Reg’d. Charity No. 1098864
10 Woodland Avenue, Northampton.  NN2 3BY
www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk

email:  indiacu@talk21.com


Lots to tell you!  MOST exciting of all, is that Clarrie Jackson is now out in India.  A few years ago, whilst still at school, Clarrie raised some money which went to help the girls at Munnar.  Earlier this year, Clarrie decided that she wanted to go out to visit the project and Leicester University kindly paid for her flight!  To raise some more money, she (with a lot of help from family and friends) organised a musical soiree.  It was a fabulous evening and financially, a HUGE success, raising well over £2000.00!  Clarrie has now been at Munnar for over a week, and is obviously having the most fantastic time.  To follow her and share the experience, visit:-

Even without all of Clarrie's money in yet, we have already raised nearly £5500 this year.  A lot of this comes from extremely kind people who give us a monthly standing order donation and we have had two new such people join us recently.  Just £5.00 a month will pay for nearly 2000 school dinners in a year!  (Yes, really!)  Every penny goes to the children and you can choose how / where you would like your money spent.

We are very fortunate to be supported by various ladies' groups, and recent donations from Corby Inner Wheel and Raunds Women's Institute, will go to help the children at Thayagam Women's Refuge.

Various schools continue to enthusiastically help 'their' projects in India - some now for many, many years.  I've recently been to three new schools.  Firstly, to talk about dirty water to Year 1 at St James School and the children collected an amazing £98.19 in pennies for the orphanage at Kodai Kanal.  Years 3 & 4 at Pattishall School collected £66.33 in pennies, even before I had visited them to talk about People in Christianity! Their money will go to feed the toddlers at Batlagundu crèche.

The children at Boughton School are very excited! - they are starting a brand new project!  All we know at the moment, is that it is a new Children's Boarding in Batlagundu.  The  building is under construction and the first intake of 50 children are temporarily living in my friend Jeya's office! I will update the website with more information as I get it.  I’m looking forward to my annual “India Day” visit to Weston Favell School later this month.  This involves the lady teachers just loving dressing up in saris and the children having the most fabulous day, despite getting a little wet trying to drink like the children do in India.  They will also be making a penny trail, with all the proceeds going to Paravai Orphanage to pay for the children’s food, education and clothing - including pants! (Pants = click on link below)

www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk/Currentprojects/ParavaiOrphanageRefuge

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!  I'm going out to India again in October / November.  It will be 25 years since my first visit, so a bit of a celebration as well.  I will be creating a new website (address to follow shortly!) to cover the trip and will update it whilst out there, so you can follow us and see the latest photos etc. from 'your' project.  You can see the website from when Mrs Johnson from St. Loys School went to visit their project at Thangachimadam at:-

www.whatwehadtoeattoday.btck.co.uk

I will be taking artwork from the schools we work with - how exciting is it to see a poster you drew, on the wall at ‘your’ project out in India? Plus see the actual children you are feeding, or the games / sports equipment / books / school uniforms etc you have paid for?

Interestingly, I've just been updating our website and was amazed to see that our 'Facts about India' page has been visited 93,716 times!  If only we could charge just 1p to visit our website, what a huge increase in our income that would be!

Finally, if you happened to have heard Clarrie and I recently on Radio Northampton, don’t worry!  Despite being introduced as “CEO of Children United!” (I very very nearly laughed out loud!)  I can confirm that I am not, repeat not, sitting in a plush office, driving an expensive company car or indeed, drawing a Chief Executive Officer’s salary!



Best wishes, Julie.



January 2017 newsletter:-

Children United!

Reg’d. Charity No. 109886410 

10 Woodland Avenue, Northampton.  NN2 3BY

www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk

email:  indiacu@talk21.com

Newsletter - January 2017


We are very happy to announce that in 2016 we raised £7509.92 for our children in India!  It has been allocated as follows:- 
Kodai Kanal Boarding  £2170.00
Karisalpatti Children's Home £1448.00
Munnar Orphanage&Boarding £2050.00
Thangachimadam Orphanage £1240.00
Maski Sewing Centre £450.00
Batlagundu Crèche £150.00

Again we have mainly supported the projects with the highest costs and lowest incomes, the orphanages and children's homes.

How did we start all this? - Rev. Phillip Jepps, from St. Andrew's Church, Kettering, went to India to visit a 'Boys' Town' project back in the late 1980's. Whilst there, he was taken ill and admitted to a hospital run by a Congregation of Sisters, who looked after him until he was well enough to return to the U.K.  St. Andrews' congregation then raised some money to thank the Sisters.  Rev. Jepps' daughter Helen, together with Stephanie Fretter visited in 1990.  Julie Foster helped with fundraising and she and Stephanie both visited India in 1992; Julie has visited many times since.  What has made this charity particularly successful is that when Julie visits, she takes photos and films of the projects. These are shown to the participating schools and groups and they can see exactly how and where their money has been spent and the actual children they are helping.  The Sisters work in the poorest areas where help is most needed.  Ladies from the Women’s refuges are employed to look after the children in the orphanages and as cooks / cleaners etc. 

What makes our work feasible is the difference in monetary values.  Thus we are able to do amazing things with relatively small amounts of money.  We have raised well over £150,000 and this has gone towards building two schools, as well as kitchens, toilet blocks and additional classrooms / equipment / books etc. for existing schools. We have built a reservoir, a children's hostel and repaired a hospital children's ward. We contribute towards the running costs of several orphanages and children's hostels, many schools, crèches, a sewing centre for teenage girls and women's refuges. Most of our money goes to feed the children.

VERY EXCITING NEWS!!!!  I'm hoping to go out to India again in October / November.  Even more exciting than this, I'm hoping to take some teachers with me!  It will be 25 years since my first visit, so a bit of a celebration as well.  I will be creating a new website to cover the trip and will update it whilst out there, so you can see the latest photos etc. from 'your' project.  You can see the website from when Mrs Johnson from St. Loys School went to visit their project at Thangachimadam at:-   www.whatwehadtoeattoday.btck.co.uk

If you or your school would like to get involved, then please contact me.  I am happy to take out things as long as they don't weigh too much - so photos, posters etc.

Do you know any primary school teachers? I go into schools to give talks on 'People in Christianity‘- on the R.E. curriculum. It is a fun talk with full ‘audience participation’.  There is no charge; I just ask the children to collect some stamps or pennies for us.

As always, thank you to everyone who collects stamps, pennies (and 2p’s) for us - pennies still make up a significant proportion of our income!  VERY special thanks to all those who give us a monthly amount. Remember, EVERY penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or out in India!  How many charities can promise you that??!!

"Dear Julie,  Thank you SO much for sending those photos. It's so heartening to SEE one's little contribution being put to such good use instead of helping to furnish plush offices in London of a national charity!    Very best wishes, Jenny"

Thank you all once again.

Best wishes, Julie.                 


November 2016 newsletter:-

Children United!
Reg’d. Charity No. 1098864
10 Woodland Avenue, Northampton.  NN2 3BY
www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk

email:  indiacu@talk21.com

Newsletter - November 2016

It's nearly that time of year again!!!  So time to ask you all to save your stamps for us.  This must be one of the best ways to raise money - it costs you absolutely nothing at all and gives us a very worthwhile source of income.  So please ask at work / your friends and family / any groups you belong to etc., and . . . . . if you are involved with a school, the children, to help us please.  Could you please point out to everyone that there needs to be a small border of paper (1cm?) around the stamps.  Also, it would help us enormously if the stamps could be separated into UK and foreign.  We get paid twice as much for foreign stamps (but only if they have been separated,) so these are particularly welcome.  I am happy to collect large collections of stamps from around Northampton, but the company who buys from us will send you prepaid envelopes, in our name, to take to the Post Office.  Please contact me if you would like envelopes sent to you, either for up to 250g of stamps or if you have lots of people helping you, up to 2kg! 

Do you know any primary school teachers? I go into schools to give talks on 'People in Christianity‘- on the R.E. curriculum. It is a fun talk with full ‘audience participation’.  There is no charge; I just ask the children to collect some stamps or pennies for us.  (I can provide references from teachers/ schools I’m already involved with.)    

EXCITING NEWS!!!!  I'm hoping to go out to India again next year, probably in October / November.  Even more exciting than this, I'm hoping to take some teachers with me!  I will be creating a new website to cover the trip and will update it whilst out there, so you can see the latest photos etc. from ’your’ project.  You can see the website from when Mrs Johnson from St. Loy's School went to visit their project at Thangachimadam at:-
www.whatwehadtoeattoday.btck.co.uk
If you / your school would like to get involved, then please contact me.

There will be another newsletter in January telling how much we managed to raise this year and where the money will be allocated.  I will be transferring the money out to India at the beginning of January, so if you have any money to be included, please could you get to to me by then -  thanks!
 
As always, thank you to everyone who collects pennies (and 2p’s) for us - pennies still make up a significant proportion of our income!  VERY special thanks to all those who give us a monthly amount and to the anonymous donors, (but as these are often banked in Burton Latimer, I have more than just a suspicion as to who you are!)   Remember, EVERY penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or out in India!  How many charities can promise you that??!!    


With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.    Julie.
     


January 2016 newsletter:-


Children United!

Reg’d. Charity No. 1098864

10 Woodland Avenue, Northampton.  NN2 3BY
www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk
email  indiacu@talk21.com

Newsletter - January 2016

I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year.  SO different to how our children celebrate Christmas in India!  There is no 'run-up' to Christmas, just Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, a day-off on Christmas Day, so like a normal Sunday, but with a better meal and some sweets or cake to celebrate.  Yes, they do have a Christmas tree (of sorts!) a crib in the Church and Father Christmas does visit (he's always too thin though!) No television, no presents and back to normal the next day.  Quite appealing in some ways . . . . . . . . . . . !

So . . . .  good news! In  2015, the total raised  was £7001.67!  Again, not as much as previous years; one reason being that we had some long time supporters leave us, but there are just so many worthy charities and we are so grateful that they were able to help us for as long as they did.  The money will be going to:-
Kodai Kanal Boarding and School £1789
Karisalpatti Children's Home £1373
Munnar Orphanage and Boarding £1744
Thangachimadam Orphanage £1460
Maski Sewing Centre £250
Paravai Orphanage £180
Batlagundu Creche £150
The bank transfers will cost £54 (paid for by one of the trustees) and £1.67 has been carried forward to 2016
Again we have mainly supported the projects with the highest costs and lowest incomes, the orphanages and children's homes.  Of course, any money given to a specific project was allocated there.
So my challenge is to get more supporters for Children United!, so we can help many more children in 2016.  On the Primary School curriculum for RE for Key stage 1 children is the topic 'People in Christianity' and years 3 and 4 can study 'India' as a topic.  I give fun talks for both of these, so if you know any primary school teachers, please pass on our website address.

 As always, thank you to everyone who collects pennies (and 2p’s) for us - pennies still make up a significant proportion of our income!  VERY special thanks to all those who give us a monthly amount.  Remember, EVERY penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or out in India!  How many charities can promise you that??!!  

If you read the November 2015 newsletter, you will remember:- 
"Today I took THE vase to an auctioneers to be sold.  THE vase belonged to my Mother.  She loved it.  She was the only one.  It is about 60cm high and about 50 cm wide; not something you can easily hide.  It looks to me as if the designer / potter had been taking illegal substances when making it or, in the kiln, something on a top shelf melted and fell onto a vase on a lower shelf and stuck to it.  My sisters and I always threatened to put her ashes in it.  (We didn't!)  Everyone in the family politely declined to have this family heirloom and so it went to auction.  It didn't reach the reserve price and didn't sell.  We then had discussions as to who should have it.  Suggestions such as "You are the eldest daughter so you should have it."  To which I replied, "But Mum loved you the most, so it should be yours!"  To no avail.  Anyway, THE vase is now at another auction house.  The money it makes will be spent on her favourite project, sewing machines for the girls at Maski.  THE vase was actually very expensive, so hopefully there is a nice man out there who will spend lots of money on the perfect Christmas gift for his wife. Perhaps she is the woman who is so difficult to buy for as she has everything.  I bet she hasn't got a vase like THE vase!!!  I will let you know how much it raised in the January newsletter!"
Oh dear!
Oh dear, oh dear!
£15.00!    
Thank you all for your continued support.  
With best wishes for 2016.     Julie.

November 2015 newsletter:-

Dear All

As you may know, a large proportion of our income comes from lovely people collecting pennies (and sometimes 2p's) for us.  That's the annoying loose change that fills your purse or pocket, but 2p is a school dinner to us! 

 Now we must have the ultimate in fund raising - something that costs you absolutely nothing!   Please save all (not just Christmas ones!) your stamps for us.  They usually end up in the recycling, but we can sell them and buy even more school dinners for our children.  With Christmas coming you might get a few dozen, but if you ask everyone you know to collect them for you as well, then how many could that be? 

Please leave a little border of paper around the stamps so they are not damaged and please separate out the foreign stamps, as we get paid nearly twice as much for them.   If you see me from time to time, then you can let me have the stamps.  If not,  you can email a very nice man called Paul, tell him that you are collecting stamps for Children United! and he will send you some pre-stamped envelopes to fill.   You can have 250g or 2kg envelopes.  When full, you take them to the Post Office and he pays us directly into our bank account, depending on the weight and how many are GB or foreign stamps.  More information can be found on his website www.fundraisingstamps.com 

Nearing the end of the year and looking at the accounts book, unfortunately as last year, we won't do as well as previous years so we will probably just help those projects without an income - the orphanages.  Unless of course, money has been given to us for a specific project.  So if you do have a penny pot that needs emptying or something that you have been meaning to send to us, then please do. Our postal address is:- Children United! c/o Jo Tucker, 10 Woodland Avenue,  Abington, Northampton. NN3 2BY.  (Bank details are on the website.)

Finally, and sorry that this newsletter so short, something to make you smile.  Today I took THE vase to an auctioneers to be sold.  THE vase belonged to my Mother.  She loved it.  She was the only one.  It is about 60cm high and about 50 cm wide; not something you can easily hide.  It looks to me as if the designer / potter had been partaking of illegal substances when making it or, in the kiln, something on a top shelf melted and fell onto a vase on a lower shelf and stuck to it.  My sisters and I always threatened to put her ashes in it.  (We didn't!)  Everyone in the family politely declined to have this family heirloom and so it went to auction.  It didn't reach the reserve price and didn't sell.  We then had discussions as to who should have it.  Suggestions such as "You are the eldest daughter so you should have it."  To which I replied, "But Mum loved you the most, so it should be yours!"  To no avail.  Anyway, THE vase is now at another auction house.  The money it makes will be spent on her favourite project, sewing machines for the girls at Maski.  THE vase was actually very expensive, so hopefully there is a nice man out there who will spend lots of money on the perfect Christmas gift for his wife.  Perhaps she is the woman who is so difficult to buy for as she has everything.  I bet she hasn't got a vase like THE vase!!!  I will let you know how much it raised in the January newsletter!

Thank you all for your continued support.  I hope you have a peaceful, restful and happy Christmas!

Kind regards,

Julie

Children United!

Registered Charity No. 1098864


June 2015 newsletter:-

Children United!
Reg’d. Charity No. 1098864
c/o 10 Woodland Avenue, Northampton.  NN2 3BY
www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk
email  indiacu@talk21.com

Newsletter - June 2015

I'm happy to report that "normal service has been resumed" - I'm back visiting schools and giving talks.  I had my first visit to Overstone School, which I really enjoyed (especially the yummy home-made sweets I bought at their sale!) Thank you to Mrs Watt's class at St Loy's School for sharing such a lovely day and to all in year 6 at Hunsbury Park School for their brilliant teamwork in counting all the pennies the school had collected over the past year.  The grand total was £545.77 (!) which would pay for 27,288 school dinners (yes, really!)  We are waiting for an email from India to tell us how many children now live at Karisalpatti so we can work out how many months food the children at Hunsbury Park have paid for. Plus we are expecting some photos, so we can see the actual children they are helping.

Thank you also to Weston Favell School for their penny trail.  They raised £324.03, which was FAR too much money for the project they support, the orphanage at Paravai, as we only need about £200.00 a year to help them.  So with the rest of the money, they are going to pay for the lunches and milk for the toddlers at Batlagundu creche.  How good is that?!? 

As always, thank you to everyone who collects pennies (and 2p’s) for us - pennies still make up a significant proportion of our income!  As always,  EVERY penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or out in India!  How many charities can promise you that?  Projects we always struggle with - milk for the children at Kodai and the babies at the women's refuges, are ideal reasons for collecting your pennies!

You will not be surprised to hear that we receive lots of 'spam' emails.  Many say that if we send our bank details, they will pay us the millions of pounds / dollars etc we are owed.  Working on the premise that 'if it sounds too good to be true . . . .'  I delete them all.  However, recently there were a lot from schools and government departments (mostly  from  African  countries) wanting  to link  with us.  These I also deleted, but when I started receiving emails from children in the UK, referring to First News (a children's newspaper,) I started to investigate.  It appears that another 'charity' (not registered with the Charity Commission) has been set up, also calling themselves 'Children United'.  They have very high-profile people supporting them, but you would have thought that someone would have googled 'Children United' to check that there was not another organisation under that name!

Please forward this to anyone who you think might like to hear about us, especially if you know any primary school teachers, as they might be interested in having a speaker on ‘India’ (year 3/4 topic) or ‘Christianity in Action’ for R.E.  We only ask the children to collect some 1p and 2p coins for us and they can choose how their money is spent and receive thank-you letters and photos from ‘their’ project.

Sr. Jovita has the last word once again:-  
"This is to let you know that I am transferred from here. Three years flew away like a day with all its ups and downs. I had gone through a lot of struggle both mentally & physically. But I had experienced God's powerful support and helping hand always. I could do many many things here to improve the facilities for the children and their quality of life too. I am happy and proud to hear people and the government officials say "Boarding looks so beautiful" and when the people express happiness & contentment, I raise my heart in gratitude to God for all the good souls who were with me to do my best. Government officials every time appreciate the neatness, and the prompt response to their many demands. Whenever I was burdened with workload it is their encouragements, appreciations & great regard have pulled me up. Yes, some important persons were with me to help me support me financially as well as by their prayers especially whenever I was down with various illness. I am indebted to you Julie, Diana and all my dear benefactors especially the little ones whose contribution for this service is great. Words fail much to thank you, to thank Diana and all our little benefactors and their parents and all those generously shared their mite for the welfare of these children. With love and joy I remember and take all of you to my Lord. May the Good God bless everyone with enormous blessings to continue your service. " 

Thank you for your continued support!      Julie


January 2015 newsletter:-

Children United!
Reg’d. Charity No. 1098864
10 Woodland Avenue, Northampton.  NN2 3BY
www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk
email  indiacu@talk21.com

So 2014 didn't turn out to be as bad as I had thought it might.  We managed to raise the fantastic amount of £9,131.22! - pushed over the £9000 mark by a last minute donation from Clipston School.  The money will be distributed as follows:-
Batlagundu School £381.50
Kodai Kanal Boarding and School £2255
Karisalpatti Children's Home £1290
Munnar Orphanage and Boarding £2500
Mannackannad Special School £400
Thangachimadam Orphanage £1522
Maski Sewing Centre £500
Thayagam Refuge and Paravai Orphanage £100
The bank transfers cost £81.00 (paid for by one of the trustees) and £1.72 has been carried forward to 2015.

Sadly we were not able to help the crèches and some of the women's refuges, and most projects received less than we would have liked to have given, but it was necessary to help those projects with the highest costs and lowest incomes - the orphanages and children's homes.  Hopefully in 2015 we will be able to help all of the projects once again.

Batlagundu School benefited from a computer and lots of books (photos of which can now be seen on the website,) thanks to family and friends of the late Tony Pulford.   Some time in the future, there will be photos of a dozen or so girls from Maski, who will have received a sewing machine, thanks to the family and friends of Janet Tucker, a trustee and long-time supporter of the charity.   

As always, thank you to everyone who collects pennies (and 2p’s) for us - pennies still make up a significant proportion of our income!  VERY special thanks to all those who give us a monthly amount.  Remember, EVERY penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or out in India!  How many charities can promise you that??!!

 Please forward this to anyone who you think might like to hear about us, especially if you know any primary school teachers, as they might be interested in having a speaker on ‘India’ (year 3/4 topic) or ‘Christianity in Action’ for R.E.  We only ask the children to collect some 1p and 2p coins for us and they can choose how their money is spent and receive thank-you letters and photos from ‘their’ project.

Happy New Year to you all and thank you so much for making so many children's 2015 so much better.   Julie.

To finish with - an excerpt from an email just received from Sr. Jovita. Your dear children are around me standing. Pestering me to write a letter of greetings. They wanted to express their love and gratitude. So I scribble all that they tell you as it is. "How is Diana aunt?  Does she remember us and speak about us? Some of us have the photos you sent and we show to the new comers and tell them about your visit and stay with us. We thank you for the library cupboard, books, CD player and speaker we enjoy. Now we have a lot of facilities in our boarding. Our boarding  is selected as one of the best boarding in our district and Sister was called by the Child Welfare Committee to appreciate her. We are very happy and proud to be here. But this year too many admissions. We are 250 students. Sister is struggling with us. Some of us are very naughty and do mischievous things.  So sister gets irritated.  Due to the heavy work she too fall sick now and then. We pray for her good health every day. This year we received  sufficient rain, even today it's raining. Weather is very chill. How do you celebrate Xmas? St. Loys School  children will be celebrating Xmas and New year in a different and meaningful way. We know that they will be making a lot of sacrifices much more than we do. We appreciate them and try to grow in the same spirit. Our Sister also finds happiness in giving and encourages us to do so. She tells us that give joyfully a little from what we have and receive more from the Lord. We are very happy to wish all of them a very happy Xmas and a peace-filled New Year. Convey our loving wishes to the children and the benefactors. On 21st when we celebrate we specially pray for all of you. Please remember us also in your prayers. Keep our sister too in your prayers.   Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year. Thank you for patiently listening to us so long.  We wind up now. 
Affectionately your dear children 
St.Philomina's Home, Thangachimadam."                                      


November 2014 newsletter:-

Children United!
Reg’d. Charity No. 1098864
10, Woodland Avenue, Abington, Northampton NN3 2BY
www.childrenunited.btck.co.uk
email  indiacu@talk21.com

So . . . . .  this newsletter was started in March, for distribution in April and didn't get any further than this . . . . . . .
"To start with, more really good news!  For many years I have been submitting a claim to the tax-man for donations we receive through the Gift-Aid scheme.  This year the system changed and is now done 'on-line'.  So I (eventually!) downloaded the necessary software, read all the new rules and off I went.  It took me about the same time to do (one afternoon, with the help of one pot of tea and one packet of Garibaldi biscuits).  However, we can now claim for more money!  Previously I had to have a signed Gift-Aid form from each donor, but now I can claim for donations from groups - Churches and Schools etc.  The limit is £500, so I was able to claim for Blisworth School's donation, being exactly that amount, plus all the smaller amounts from other Schools, Churches and groups.  Only a couple of weeks later, £2274.62 was paid into our bank account." 

After that, my year took a downhill turn, but we are so grateful to the Schools, Churches and individuals etc. who continued to raise funds.  At the moment, our yearly total stands at just over £7000, but I've just had a sneaky peak at St Loys School's website and they had a fundraising day for Thangachimadam Orphanage on October 3rd and raised over £1200 for the children there!  Thank you all SO much!

We won't do anywhere near the last few years' totals, but if you do have a penny pot that needs emptying or something that you have been meaning to send to us, then please do.  Our new postal address is:- Children United! c/o Jo Tucker, 10 Woodland Avenue, Abington, Northampton. NN3 2BY. Thanks as always to all of the lovely people who send us a monthly amount by direct debit.

Special thanks also go to all who gave in memory of Tony Pulford from Kettering Area Motor Club. The £381.50 bought a computer and books for the children at Batlagundu School.  The £447.30 given in memory of Janet Tucker will buy at least nine sewing machines for the girls at Maski (and a similar amount of money went to Cancer Research.)
Thank you to Twizzle Kicks, Northampton High School, Blisworth School, Hunsbury Park School, Burton Latimer Baptist Church, Ben and Luke and Corby Inner Wheel for their continued support!

The website will be updated shortly and you will be able to see photos of Batlagundu's newest computer and the books, plus photos from Kodai showing how their money, sent out in July, was spent.  This includes science laboratory equipment and a digital camera and card reader. The government asks for lots of reports with photos, of the various programmes and competitions the children are involved in.  Until now, they paid for a photographer, but can now take the photos themselves, which will save them a lot of money.  They also bought a television to show 'good moral films, action songs and dramas' to the children.  It will also be used to help the youngest children with their learning.  Sports equipment included tennis and volleyball sets so lots of children can join in.  Eighty full uniform sets were given to children who could not afford to buy them and stationery sets were given to many more children.  The children in the orphanage will continue to get milk each day, at least for the next few months.    

As always, EVERY penny you give, goes to the children and PLEASE REMEMBER TO COLLECT ALL YOUR USED CHRISTMAS STAMPS FOR US!

Kind regards and thank you, Julie.

January 2014 newsletter:-

Big smiles!!!!  2013 was our best ever year financially, with a grand total of £15,015.22!!!

This was distributed as follows:- Batlagundu School £340 and Crèche £150
Batlagundu Deepam Children’s Project £200
Karisalpatti Children’s Home £1860
Kodai Kanal School and Orphanage £2725
Thangachimadam Orphanage £4147.20
Paravai Orphanage £280
Thayagam and Malur Refuges £250 each
Munnar Orphanage £3500
Mannackannad Special School £600
Maski Boarding & Tailoring Centre £600
Bank transfers £108 (paid for by one of the trustees) and £5.02 carried forward to 2014.
  
‘Thank you’ emails from the projects will appear on the website when we receive them and the website will be updated shortly with all the news from 2013.
    
Thank you to everyone who collects pennies (and 2p’s) for us - pennies make up a significant proportion of our income!  As always, VERY special thanks to all those who give us a monthly amount.  We now also collect stamps; please ask everyone you know to keep them for us.
   
EBAY - Have you ever thought that you would like to start using Ebay, but haven’t got the time or perhaps you are just not into computers?  As some of you will know, I sell lots of the items we are given to ‘car-boot’ on Ebay where some things have raised astonishing amounts of money.   I have now starting selling things on a ‘commission’ basis.  So if you have things you no longer want or need but would like to get something for them,  I will happily sell them for you, with a percentage going to Children United!   I also ‘find’ items - pieces of china, books etc.  Some take a little time but I’ve always managed so far.  So if you are missing the milk jug from your Grandmother’s tea service, let me know!
 
If you are involved with a Primary School, please pass on our details in case they might be interested in having a speaker on ‘India’ (year 3 / 4 topic) or ‘Christianity in Action’ for R.E.  I can offer very good references from schools we already work with!!!  We only ask the children to collect some 1p and 2p coins for us and they can choose how their money is spent and receive thank-you letters and photos from ‘their’ project.

I went to collect another box of pennies from Hunsbury Park School before Christmas and then received a totally unexpected cheque from Clipston School (which took us over the £15,000 mark!)  I will be visiting both schools in January to say thank you and to update them on their projects in India.  I will also be setting the children in Year 6 a challenge, as I did the children at Creaton and Weston Favell Schools.  In India, our schools and orphanages pay 4.5p for each kg of rice, and so I was able to tell the children how many kgs of rice their money would pay for, but how can anyone imagine what 7412kg or 5077kg of rice looks like?  So using a bag of Sainsbury’s rice (grown in India!) measuring 20x10x7cm, the challenge was to choose a room in the school, imagine it without furniture etc and work out how high up the walls the rice would reach.  Then all the numbers come to life and the children can visualise just how much rice their money can buy and realise how much they are helping.
   
If you are receiving this by email, please forward to anyone who you think might like to hear about us (especially if you know any teachers!)
   
As always, EVERY penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or in India!  How many charities can promise you that??!!    Kind regards and thank you,  Julie.

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July 2013 newsletter:-

Lots to tell!!!   Most importantly (to me anyway!) we have received photos of the children at Kodai Kanal drinking MILKY tea for the first time.  The photos are on the website and that’s number one on my ‘to do’ list achieved at LONG last!  We are very happy to welcome children from Caroline Chisholm School who are collecting pennies to help to pay for the milk.  Welcome also to Twizzle Kicks Dance Group.

Also on the website, more letters from Sr. Jovita and the girls at Thangachimadam - the latest, listing all the things Sr Jovita has spent her unexpected windfall on, including more toilets, an incinerator, water tank, repairs and redecoration of the building plus more shelving and storage trunks for the girls - as there are now 230 of them!  She has also bought a big bookcase for the new library and we are eagerly awaiting photos.
  
We have another new project - ‘Deepam’ at Batlagundu.  Sr. Jeya is in charge and she runs ‘after school’ classes at nearly 70 schools to give additional help to poor and disadvantaged children.

    
Fanfare please!  As well as collecting 1p and 2p’s, we have a new way of raising funds.  Please can you start collecting stamps for us?  You (and your friends and family?) save stamps that would otherwise go into the rubbish / paper recycling bin.  (All GB or foreign stamps are wanted, but please leave a small border of paper around the stamps, so that the perforations are not damaged.) “Fundraising Stamps” collects them and then pays us directly into our bank account.  As one little boy at Hunsbury Park School said, “That’s genius Miss!”  

I had a wonderful day at Hunsbury Park School, joining in their India Week Celebrations.  I contacted ‘their’ project at Karisalpatti and our children were only too happy to join in as well!  Sr. Charles sent a short film of some of the girls dancing and photos of the children enjoying their celebratory meal.  It was funny to see the children all with neat short hair - obviously the ‘you’re going back to school next week, so you had better have your hair cut’ way of thinking, is common in India as well!  I now have a HUGE pile of pennies to count from Hunsbury Park School which will pay for 1000’s of meals.  (EVERY penny going to the children as always!)
 
Another lovely day was spent at Blisworth School.  They have
been supporting Kodai Kanal for many years (and Bellary before that!) Kodai is probably the poorest project we support, with the most children and the worst conditions, mainly due to the climate. However, it has been transformed over the past few years and is SO much better than it was.  Not one to rest for a minute, as the school re-opening was delayed for a week due to scarcity of water, Sr. Jacky went on an expedition to a remote area of the mountains.

Some teachers and I went to visit the families of our students into the interior areas of Kodai Kanal.  There we came across a mountain where the children have not gone to School. We counted nearly 30 tribal children, who are 6 to 12 years old respectively.  I have promised them, if they come to School we provide everything free.  But it is very hard to move them.  However I found a NGO who has promised at least he would bring five to six in the beginning.  So this year I am aiming to give free Education to at least 30 Children, it includes sweaters, uniform, free boarding, food, school maintenance etc.”

I have asked Jacky for some prices so we can help her.  No, I don’t know where the money is going to come from, but something always turns up! (We have raised over £8000 this year, so we are doing very well so far.)

I’m hoping to be able to go out to India again later this year, so if anyone is interested in joining me, please email me to ‘chat’ about it.

Finally, I had an email from a Dutch lady whose work is taking her to Munnar.  She Googled ‘Munnar Orphanage’ to see if there was one she could visit and came up with our website.  To cut a long story short, she is now raising money to buy a new solar light system for the orphanage.  It’s funny how things work out, isn’t it?  


April 2013 newsletter:-

First, we are VERY happy to welcome Pat Edkins as a trustee.  Pat came out to India with me in 2011 and has gone out on her own since.  Being a senior midwife, she can help the staff at Batlagundu Hospital, has been adopted as ‘Pat-Auntie’ by the children at Karisalpatti and is particularly interested in the work carried out at the Women’s Refuge at Thayagam.  
We have received so many emails of gratitude for the money given last year.  Sr. Jovita at Thangachimadam is one of the most thankful.  She finds it difficult to understand that, for the first time in her life (and she’s not young!) she is not worrying about money. She has more than enough to feed and look after her nearly two hundred girls and has the solar light system she needed.  Plus this is an annual donation, not an ‘one-off‘.  I’ve just sent an email to say that money is coming to start a library there and for the extra toilets she needs.  A girl at St Loy’s School raised the money to start the library and a New Year get-together and then a donation from an anonymous Lois Weedon villager, has given the money needed for the toilets!  
If only all projects were this well supported! Most are, apart from Munnar Orphanage, which has just as many girls as Thangachimadam and has the additional problems of high prices due to the altitude and a poor climate.  We really struggle to raise money for them and once again we started this year owing them money for last year’s expenses.  So if anyone is inspired by St Loy’s  School’s efforts, then the girls at Munnar would be just as grateful!
If anyone is planning an event to help, I do have a lot of prizes suitable for raffles or tombolas.  If you know of any successful fund-raising events, please do let us know.  We will be starting our ‘car-booting’ when (if!) it warms up and selling things on eBay continues to be very profitable.    


If you know of a Primary School who would like a speaker on India or ‘Christianity in Action’ for RE, please let me know.  I can offer very good references from schools we already work with!!!  We only ask the children to collect 1 & 2p’s for us and they can choose how their money is spent and receive thank-you letters and photos from ‘their’ project.  Clipston School has just sent us £90.29 from their penny trail!
Many of our supporters collect pennies for us and with school dinners only costing 2-3p each, a bag of pennies is VERY valuable to us.  Burton Latimer Baptist Church have just given us £51.28 (and there were quite a lot of 5p’s in that as well!)  No-one minds giving away pennies, so please stick some labels onto old jam-jars and give them to your friends and family.  That’s a nice little job for any children you know to do for you - they can let their  artistic skills shine!  If you are receiving this by email, please forward to anyone who you think might be willing to collect their pennies for us.
About to go onto the website: a  letter from Sr. Jovita and one from the girls at Thangachimadam Orphanage (tissues at the ready!) photos of a computer, solar lights etc paid for last year.  What I’m really looking forward to is seeing the children at Kodai drinking milk for the first time!
As always, every penny you give, goes to the children - no deductions in the UK or in India!  How many charities can say that??!! 
To make you smile!  I am, at long last, trying to learn Tamil.  My classmates are aged from age four!  I don’t think they mind me being there, as they are all much better at it than me!  I’ve just about learnt my (253!) letters and am starting to read.  It is really difficult, but I am SO enjoying it!         Kind regards,  Julie.


January 2013 newsletter:-

The grand total for 2012 was £10,830.67, given to: Batlagundu School £578 - 2 computers.
Karisalpatti Children’s Home £1377.01 - solar lights and food / milk etc.
Kodai Kanal Orphanage £2510.68 - food & MILK! (Milk for the first time - at last - hurrah!!!!)  
Ritapuram Scouts £95.00 - uniforms etc.
Ritapuram Sewing Project - £75 towards costs.
Maski Sewing Project - £576 for sewing machines.
Mannackannad Special School £576 - costs.
Munnar Orphanage £921.72 - books and food.
Vettimukal Nursery £100 - snacks / milk .
Munnar Nursery £41.92 - toys.
Thayagam Refuge £182.22, Paravai Refuge
£215.48 and Malur Refuge £576 - the children’s  food, milk, and medical / educational costs.  
Pandithitta School £69.60 - sign for science lab.
Thangachimadam Orphanage £2548.11 - solar lights, food / milk etc. 

Batlagundu Creche £80 - books and food/milk.
£260 is being carried forward to next year for Munnar and Mannackannad.  Some projects did very well especially the orphanages at Kodai Kanal, Thangachimadam and Karisalpatti, but as the total was not as much as previous years, this means that we have started the year ‘owing’  two projects.  Munnar Orphanage has always been difficult to raise for and we have only been able to give them a small percentage of what we usually do.  We did hope to give some money to the Deepam Project at Batlagundu which gives additional educational support to poor low caste Dalit children, but this was not possible.  So our aims for 2013 (after giving the girls at Munnar £1060.00) are:- 
Batlagundu, Vettimukal and Munnar Nurseries - towards mid-day meal/snacks/milk  £100 each.   
Batlagundu School - another computer £307.
Kodai Kanal Orphanage - food, milk etc £2400.
Thangachimadam Orphanage and Munnar Children’s Homes - food, milk etc £1600 each.
Mannackannad Special School - £600.
Maski Boarding - £150 and Maski Sewing Centre - sewing machines £600. 
Malur, Thayagam and Paravai refuges - towards the children’s food and milk, medical care, clothing, toiletries, school uniforms, fees and books / stationery etc  £600 each.                                                                
Karisalpatti Children’s Home - food / milk £1200, sweater/jackets £230, nightdresses/ pyjamas £67, stationary £35, toiletries £142.

Deepam Education Project - £300.
Yes, this does all add up to more than we raised in 2012, but is on par with totals in previous years.  Future Aims:-  a hot water system for Karisalpatti, more toilets for Thangachimadam and in case of a BIG Premium Bond / Lottery win - a new School Building for Kodai!  We have also been asked if we can help a boy from a very poor family who has been accepted to study medicine, but can’t afford to go -  any suggestions? 

Highlights of the year must start with Mrs Johnson’s visit to Thangachimadam.  If you haven’t already looked, do visit our second website, address above, to see photos of our trip.  Best of all was seeing the huge change in the previously ill and thin children at Karisalpatti, plus meeting ladies (especially Mums!) who had grown up in our orphanages and who wanted to tell me about their careers and how happy they were, especially if they now had a family.
 
As always, EVERY penny we receive goes directly to the children - there are no deductions here in the UK or out in India - which other Charity can promise you that!  Plus you can choose where your money goes or what it is spent on.  So THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HELPS US!        Please do ask / encourage others to collect pennies for us - no-one misses pennies from their purse (and it’s where a lot of our money comes from!)    Kind regards,  Julie.
  

November 2012 newsletter:-

Greetings from India!!!   For those of you who have not been following my trip, please do visit:-
www.whatwehadtoeattoday.btck.co.uk

Most exciting of all, Mrs Johnson from St Loy’s School came with me to visit the orphanage at Thangachimadam.  St Loy’s has been supporting the children there for many, many years.  I can say without any hesitation, that Mrs Johnson had a very nice time!  You can see lots of photos of her on the  website.  As the electricity goes off in the evenings, we are going to buy another solar light as two lights are not enough for 175 girls (and a CD player as their cassette player kept breaking down whilst they were dancing for us!)  A future plan is to build more toilets for the school - now more than three times the original size, but with the same toilets. 

I have also visited Karisalpatti and Batlagundu and am now at Kodai Kanal.  Next week I will be going to Paravai (a new project which WFPS is going to ‘adopt’) and Munnar. On Sunday, my friend Christy is getting married - I’m SO looking forward to that!

As usual I have been made VERY welcome.  The children have been particularly excited as I am eating all of my meals with them.  Some schools I work with in Northamptonshire, have sent in photos of their school dinners.  Each day (electricity permitting!) I am posting photos of what we are having here, so they can compare.  The food at Thangachimadam and Karisalpatti was excellent - a healthy, balanced diet.  At Kodai so far, it is not so good.  Although they receive SO much support from Blisworth and Creaton Schools and regular donations from Aunties Hannah & Anne and Uncles Declan & Micky, they have far more children here than at any other project and the cost of transporting everything up the mountain, doubles or triples the prices.  So if any other school would like to join us, the children at Kodai Kanal would be VERY grateful!  All we ask is for pennies to be collected.  I can come to talk about the project and you would receive thank-you letters from India and see photos and films of your new friends.

Here they have rice for every meal with dried pulses for breakfast, a lentil/vegetable ‘gravy’ for lunch and pepper water / sometimes egg for supper.  The food here has certainly improved and they have an after- school snack of black tea and mung beans and even have chicken every other Sunday!  Still no fruit and no dairy - milk, cheese, yogurt etc.  I am going to find out how much it would cost for them to have just 3 cups of milk each a week - and then we need to find some ‘milk monitors’ - people willing to help with this cost. 

I was most looking forward to returning to Karisalpatti.  Last year was my first visit - I thought I was going there just to catch up with an old friend, only to find that she was looking after 64 children.  I was very shocked by how thin and ill they were - they were only having rice to eat.  So a few emails later and the children at Karisalpatti were ‘adopted’ by Hunsbury Park and Clipston Schools.  Donations were also received from Corby Widows, Kettering Inner Wheel and Luke.  I remarked to one of my friends, that sitting there, eating with 70 happy, healthy children, I was perfectly content!  Now we just need to buy them a solar light system (no electricity in the evenings when the children need to study and do their homework.)  Plus a few smaller items - toiletries, stationery, nighties / pyjamas (they sleep in their day clothes) and a jumper each for their cold season and in the mornings until the sun comes up.

I am also really looking forward to going to Munnar Orphanage- supported by Southfield and Northampton High Schools, various Inner Wheel groups and Aunties June and Jenny.  Lucy from Northampton, has paid for a library for the girls so I will take lots of photos for her.

There will be another newsletter in January with a round-up of news from 2012, our grand total for the year, how it has been spent and our aims for 2013.  Please do email or write if you want any further information on anything.

As always, thank you SO much for your continued support!
Kind regards,      Julie-Auntie   (as they all call me!)      
 
April 2012 newsletter:-

2012 started with Pat’s second visit to India, working in Batlagundu hospital and revisiting Kodai and Karisalpatti - much to the children’s delight! She took some large sheets of paper with her and the children at Karisalpatti drew posters for their friends at Clipston and Hunsbury Park Schools. Pat also visited our newest project, the women’s refuge at Thayagam. See photos of all of these on the website.

And . . . . we have launched a second website!   www.mygooddeedfortheday.btck.co.uk
You can probably hazard a guess as to what it is about, but please do have a look and put some comments / ideas on the Guestbook page! Positive criticism also very welcome as it is a brand new website. The reason for the site was to publicise and promote the benefits, not only to the recipient of a good deed but to the giver as well. It also happens to suggest supporting Children United! so hopefully we might gain some extra followers.

(A third website might be on the horizon with the threat of shops being allowed to open on Easter Sunday next year!!! Apparently both my grandfathers were arrested or at least threatened with arrest for chaining themselves to the doors of International Stores in Ely High Street when they tried to open on a Good Friday. There must be something in the blood as I am equally incensed by the prospect of Easter Sunday becoming just another day.)

As you probably know, we raise a good amount each year by our car boot sales and by selling some of the better or unusual items on eBay. We have had amazing success with eBay, (£600 so far this year!) but with the looming huge increases in postal
costs, fear that our eBay income will diminish. So, another new venture will be selling gorgeous cushions, doorstops etc. The fabric, which retails at up to £100/m (!) is leftover from commercial projects and we are buying it at very reasonable prices and making it up into cushions. More details and photos on the website very soon.

So how are we doing so far this year?  £2,800 and once again we are aiming for £10,000 to continue to feed the children at the many Orphanages, Boardings and Crèches and to pay for their medical care etc. To complete the science lab at Kodai Kanal and to equip one at Ritapuram School (their need is just as great!) The Special School at Mannackannad needs repairing and redecorating - no maintenance has been done since it was built 10+ years ago. (Aiming for £1000 this year and for the next three.) To provide more school uniforms for the children at Karisalpatti Children’s Home and more sewing machines for the girls at Maski. To continue to help to provide food, clothing, medical care and education for the children at Malur Women’s Refuge and now the new refuge at Thayagam as well.

If you are unsure about giving a monthly amount to a charity as you don’t know where your money would actually go to and how much would be spent on advertising etc., we can put your mind at rest. We promise that every single penny given goes to the children. You will receive a quarterly newsletter and updates on ‘your’ project - yes, you can choose where or how you would like your money spent.  Our bank details: - Barclays Bank, Market Place, Kettering.   Account name: Children United!
Account number: 10941735 Sort code: 20 45 81


Thank you for your support. Please do tell others about us!

And finally . . . . On the last newsletter we told you about an ‘unexpected’ donation of £500 from Weston Favell School, which we gave to Kodai Kanal School to start their (compulsory) science lab. Since then we have had other totally ‘unexpected’ donations - such as from a man who found a nice table in a skip and sold it for £50, a lady who gave us some money she thought she had lost and an old chemistry set and radio kit that sold on eBay for well over £200! So at the opening ceremony, the plaque at Kodai will read “The Unexpected Science Laboratory, donated by Children United!” 

January 2012 newsletter:-

Where to start? Well, in 2011 we raised an incredible £12,480.92! Incredible as a good proportion of it was raised by many, many children (and quite a few adults!) just collecting 1p’s and 2p’s for us. Our fundraising is based on 2p - the price of a school dinner, as we feed so many children! More good news - in August our grand total reached £100,000! We have already sent most of 2011’s money out to India and have received lots of photos showing exactly how it has been spent. To see these photos, please visit:-
www.flickr.com/photos/childrenunited
(My favourite photos - a beaming little boy with a football at Pandithitta School and the latest photo from Karisalpatti Children’s Home - big smiles from much healthier children.)
 
Most of our money goes to feed the children at Kodai Kanal Boarding (£2866); Munnar Orphanage and Boarding (£2193); Karisalpatti Children’s Home (£1984); Thangachimadam Orphanage (£1640) plus Batlagundu (£100) and Munnar (£151) Crèches. At Kodai they also bought gas rings for the kitchens and they now have the completed computer room and a generator so that the computers can be used at any time. They were recently informed that they must have a science lab., so they used some of the money sent to feed the children to buy a few pieces of science equipment. Sr Jacki the headmistress, had the best Christmas present when she received our email to say that we had just received an unexpected donation of £500 from Weston Favell School - which is more than half of the money needed to equip a science lab.
Munnar Orphanage also has a new boiler room. Pandithitta School has its new science lab. and sports equipment - £1325. Maski Sewing Project for abandoned/orphaned teenage girls has £600 to buy more sewing machines. The children at the women’s refuge at Malur have £750 for food and much needed medical care. Mannackannnad Special School has a £150 contribution to their drugs bill; Pilathra School has a new printer (£72) and Ritapuram School £150 for sports equipment.
The children at the various projects run by Sr Jeya at Batlagundu celebrated “Children’s Day” in style, thanks to a donation of £140. Only a few weeks ago, we were asked to help the children at another women’s refuge and will be sending them £300 - details of this new project will go on the website as soon as we receive them.

Special thanks go to the children and staff at the following schools:- Blisworth, Clipston, Great Creaton, Hunsbury Park, Northampton High, Standen’s Barn, Stanion, St Loy’s and Weston Favell. Thank-you to The True Volunteer Foundation for paying for the science lab at Pandithitta and especially to those who give a monthly donation. A special mention to the children at St Loy’s School who took up the challenge of eating only rice for a whole day - Edward wrote “It was sooo boring! By night time, I was craving for another food. Another day would be torture, let alone a week!”

Highlights from my 2011 trip - finding out ‘by chance’ about the poor children at Karisalpatti. Meeting many more people who had grown up in our orphanages or gone to our schools. (My 50th birthday, spent at Malur Women’s Refuge, didn’t make me feel old, but meeting Mums that I knew when they were small children certainly did!)

Aims for 2012. To continue to feed the children at the many Orphanages, Boardings and Crèches and to pay for their medical care etc. To complete the science lab at Kodai Kanal and to equip one at Ritapuram School (their need is just as great!) The Special School at Mannackannad needs repairing - no maintenance has been done since it was built 10+ years ago. To provide school uniforms for the children at Karisalpatti Children’s Home and more sewing machines for the girls at Maski. To continue to help to provide food, clothing, medical care and education for the children at Malur Women’s Refuge and now the new refuge as well.

If you are unsure about giving a monthly amount to a charity as you don’t know where your money would actually go to and how much would be spent on advertising etc., we can put your mind at rest. We promise that every single penny given goes to the children. You will receive a quarterly newsletter and updates on ‘your’ project - yes, you can choose where or how you would like your money spent.
Our bank details:- Barclays Bank, Market Place, Kettering
Account name: Children United!
Account number: 10941735 Sort code: 20 45 81

To finish, a true story to make you think. I belong to a ladies group and at our Christmas get-together, I sat next to our newest member Anne. We were saying ‘what a small world’ it is, as she worked where my Father used to and so we had mutual acquaintances. Sitting on the other side of her, was the friend who came out to India with me last year and is going again this month. She asked a question about her trip, which lead to us talking about the charity. Anne said that she had a relative - a Nun, who lived in India. I ran through all of the States I could think of, but she couldn’t remember where she lived. The next day she emailed her great-aunt’s address - Kodai Kanal! So I emailed Sr Jacky, the headmistress of our school there. She emailed back to say “I am pleased to enquire about the Sister . . . In fact I have a sentimental attachment to the Carmelite Sisters. Tomorrow I shall pay a visit and give you the details.” A few days later “As I told you, I went to meet Sr. Clementine. She is 87 years old . . . She is bent with a stick going about with the help of some one to move about. However I was elated to meet her.” So the chances of me sitting next to Anne, us talking about India, her having an Aunt out there, who is a Nun, in a convent in the same town / area / state as one of our projects . . . . . What a small world!
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