In 2012 Deshan Hewavidana sold UKFG T shirts to his fellow pupils at Norton Knatchbull Grammer School in Ashford and raised £900 . When Deshan went to Srilanka with his family in July 2012 he donated 15000 rupees each to a few schools supported by UKFG in Kamburupitiya Srilanka. Some schools have bough various equipment with the money and Massmulle school decided to build a pond with their share
On 4th January 2013 Deshan’s little brother Dinum ceremoniously opened the beautiful pond built in the shape of Srilanka
The highlight of the opening was the concert staged by the little children. The [performed traditional dances and sang cultural songs to the delight of guests and the parents . As usual Dinum delighted his friends at Massmulle by singing a few Sinhala and English songs accompanied by his trade mark dancing. In his speech , the Principal thanked Deshan and his friends for the wonderful donation and said the Lanka Pond has become an educational as well as a relaxing place for children.
In his speech , Mr Gamage thanked Mrs Nicky Pharoah for her extra ordinary generosity which rescued Massmulle school from closure . He told children that that Deshan would visit the school with his family in July 2013 . As usual everybody was treated to ice cream at the end.
In the evening, on behalf of Nicky Pharorah . school’s former Head Master Mr S W Hewavidana handed over 5000 rupees each to the 10 children she sponsored and sent them out on a shopping spree. The children and their parents were utterly delighted with the money and bought school books, clothes and shoes with the money and said how grateful they were to her gesture
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