Sisters sprint past fundraising goal in HEAL marathon fundraiser

TWO sisters are celebrating after shattering their fundraising target for HEAL by running in the Brighton Marathon. “We never imagined that we’d raise so much, and are very pleased that our difficulty walking and inability to get up stairs is all for such a good cause!” joked Lilli Thomson. Along with sister Lucia they set […]

Sisters ready to run through pain barrier in Brighton Marathon

THE knowledge that they are raising money for severely disadvantaged children in India will be the driving force force for Lilli Thomson and her sister Lucia when they run the Brighton Marathon in a fortnight’s time. Having set themselves a goal of raising £500 for HEAL, Lilli and Lucia have already smashed that target by […]

Feverish activity pays off as Jasti Kameswari Preschool is launched

THE primary school and preschool block at Paradise Village has been the site of feverish activity recently with work going on long into the night in preparation for HEAL Day 2016. Builders and painters did their part to have the area ready before staff and students took over to have the outdoor auditorium prepared and […]

HEAL children make big impact on Cycle India fundraisers

A cyclist from England who travel 5,000 miles to India to raise funds for HEAL, has described her experience as both “moving” and “humbling”. Mandy Renton, who took part in Cycle India 2016 with friend Ann Bane during February, also praised HEAL’s work with disadvantaged children, describing the charity’s accomplishments as “fantastic”. Writing a personal […]

It’s all systems go for 2nd HEAL Day at Paradise Village

PREPARATIONS are in full swing for what is being described as the biggest gathering in HEAL’s 23-year history on February 16. Paradise Village campus will be the venue for the second HEAL Day celebrations, when children and supporters from far and wide will converge on the tiny Andhra Pradesh village of Thotapalli. In addition to […]

Paradise alive to threat as drought conditions continue in India

AS temperatures rise going into the hot summer months, rural Andhra Pradesh – HEAL Paradise Village included – is once again facing serious drought conditions. While places like Chennai, south of Andhra Pradesh, have experienced devastating floods after torrential rainfall, the area around Vijayawada has remained hot and dry, sparking fresh concerns for farmers and […]

Arts & Crafts open up a whole new world for HEAL Paradise students

STUDENTS at HEAL Paradise Village have been showing their artistic side lately, with a new arts & crafts department capturing their imagination. Inspiration had come from many areas, not least the visits of self-taught artist Anita Rao, who has been asked to develop an art department for the children. She demonstrated her talents by creating […]

HEAL takes first successful steps towards helping child amputees in India

ELIZABETH’S Legacy of Hope (ELoH), HEAL’s partners in providing artificial limbs for some of India’s most vulnerable young people, have expressed their delight at the first children receiving prosthetic legs at Paradise Village. In September, a new joint project was launched to provide 80 child amputees with long-term and holistic support, including access to prosthetics, […]