Two cheques presented to leprosy centre

Pictured from left - Liz Nicoll, Norma Forbes and the Rev. Barbara Ann Sweetin.
Pictured from left - Liz Nicoll, Norma Forbes and the Rev. Barbara Ann Sweetin.

Mrs Esther Kidd welcomed members to Wednesday’s meeting of the East and Old Guild.

The Rev. Barbara Ann Sweetin then conducted a meaningful communion service.

Mrs Liz Nicoll introduced Mrs Norma Forbes from Spittalfield, who wore an attractive sari.

Mrs Forbes returns in December for six months to Sumana Halli Leprosy Centre in Bangalore, India.

She gave a very interesting and amusing talk on her work there since 1996, with slides showing many aspects of the centre and its growth over the years.

In addition to the leprosy unit there is a school for 200 children, two homes for needy young people, over 1,200 houses for leprosy patients and their families and an HIV/AIDS unit where Norma now works full time.

Mrs Nicoll gave the vote of thanks and presented Norma with a cheque from the Guild.

Mr Bob Kidd, session clerk, gave a cheque from the congregation.

Our picture shows Liz Nicoll, Norma Forbes and the Rev. Barbara Ann Sweetin during the cheque presentation.