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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