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Treasurer - Geoff Fuller. Tel: 01226 383757 swttreasurer@outlook.com

Sylvia Wright Funding

Since 1982,the Trust has supported the work of Sylvia, a nurse from Leeds. She works in  Tamil Nadu and runs a School for 200 deaf children, a day Centre for 100 disabled children and a college for 120 nursing students. The Nursing College is now largely self-funding, but the annual running costs for the School are nearly £140,000 and for the Day Centre £60,000. This is tremendous value - who knows how many millions these services would cost in the UK? One of our pounds buys a great deal in India. For example £2 per day feeds, clothes, houses and educates a deaf child.

Currently, the Trust covers most of the running costs with the balance made up from local donations and government grants. In addition, the Trust has funded all of the building and equipment costs of the School and the College and a substantial proportion of the new Day Care Centre, which also received support from the Ray of Hope project in America. Equipment repair and replacement costs are also covered by the Trust as they fall due.

The Trust has almost no expenses and is able to send 97pence out of every pound received.

Almost all of our income comes from just 600 loyal supporters; more are always needed and welcome


Donate Now

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the Sylvia Wright Trust bank account and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate to Sylvia. It also saves your time and cuts our costs.

You can help in many ways such as:

  • Sponsoring a child in Sylvia's school for the deaf or a severely disabled child in one of the day centres
  • Making a donation to the Bursary Fund which supports student nurses
  • Making a standing order payable to the Trust
  • Making a one-off gift.
  • Making the Sylvia Wright Trust your company's Charity of the Year
  • We do reclaim Gift Aid whenever we can.
  • We have had excellent support over the years from wedding, anniversary, funeral and retirement collections and from sponsored events and concerts. Many churches, schools and community groups have also helped.

We are very grateful for the generous legacies received over the years. Please consider including the Sylvia Wright Trust in your will. We have a simple form available on request for this purpose.

Supporting material
We have a range of publicity material which is freely available on request to those interested in spreading the word or starting a Friends Group in their area.

If you can help, do click on the links below or contact us for more information.

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