Johnson Matthey Tea Party

Johnson Matthey (London) was the first major company to  offer their help to tsunami victims through UKFG  in 2005.   They have been sponsoring 40 children every year since then.   When Devsiri and family went to Srilanka on their annual  charity work trip in August 2011, Mr  Neil Carson, the chief executive of Jonson Matthey was  on  holiday in Srilanka with his family.  A  tea party was  arranged by Mr Sirisena Gamage at Galle Fort Temple for  the family  to meet the children the company  sponsored.  The meeting was chaired by  the chief incumbent of the temple, Panangala Hemaloka Thero.

The children and their parents and guardians all were very  happy to see Mr Carson his wife Helen and children Peter, Phillip and Hannah in  person .The children gave  drawings, hand  crafts and other little home made gifts to the family and Neil and family gave  all the children stationery as gifts.   In his speech Mr   Carson said the party was the highlight of his holiday and he was  delighted to meet all the children his company sponsored.  He  said that he was very pleased the  way UKFG help the poor children and when he get back to England he would make  sure that the company offer more funds to  sponsor more children

All the sponsored children sang songs, performed dances in front  of Carson family and Deshan and Dinum Hewavidana entertained them with their  singing in return. At the end of the party everybody enjoyed  a great tea party .

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