Who Supports City of Joy Aid, UK

We are grateful to all those individuals, organisations, parishes and schools who so generously support us. The following are just some of those to whom we would like to express our warmest appreciation:


Hazel Nash – Seven Summits Challenge

Beverley Schramm


Rotary Club

The Juniper Trust

The Juniper Trust has provided funding to irrigate and raise the levels of the kitchen garden at Udayan so that it is not flooded during the monsoon and can therefore provide more crops for the home.

St Mary Magdalene Church, The Holmwood

With its Lenten appeals and parish suppers St Mary Magdalene Church faithfully sponsors two Udayan children.


Sacred Heart Primary School, Teddington

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Introduced to Udayan in 2010, the staff, parents and students of Sacred Heart have become great supporters of Udayan, raising funds through collections after Year 6 Leavers and School Nativity Plays, cake sales and sponsored events. The Reverend James Stevens OBE, founder of Udayan has visited the school personally to thank all concerned.

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School, Slough

St Anthony’s have been supporting Udayan since St Joan of Arc’s first trip in 2005. They have donated many of the books now in the Udayan Library.

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St Joan of Arc Catholic School, Rickmansworth

Since March 2004, St Joan of Arc School has held many fundraising events aimed at supporting Udayan and spreading awareness of the work it does for children affected by leprosy in Calcutta.

In February 2005 a group of sixth formers and two members of staff from St Joan’s, travelled to Calcutta to visit Udayan as part of a small group visiting Udayan and offering their services to the home. Following the success of that first visit, a further six trips have been made by past and present sixth formers and staff.

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St John’s Catholic Primary School, Rickmansworth

Following their first trip to India, St Joan;s sixth formers visited St John’s to tell them about their experience of Udayan. The pupils were so impressed by what they heard that they committed themselves to raising money for the home. Today the school is still actively involved in helping to provide the children of Udayan with the childhood taken for granted by so many in the UK.

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St Mary’s Primary School, Charminster

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Another visitor to Udayan spread word of the work to Charminster in Dorset, as a result of which the ingenuity and generosity of St Mary’s very young children provides £400 a year to sponsor an Udayan child.