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14 January 2009 @ 04:43 pm
Jaipur Foot  
You might remember this entry where I told you that my chum sheridanski was off to India to buy as many artificial legs for as many one-legged people as possible. Loads of you gave money, you lovely people. Anyway, Mick and Julie have posted an update and some photos of the trip.


Thanks again to everyone who donated.
ozgirlabroadozgirlabroad on January 14th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
That is just ace, isn't it? Thanks for posting this.
mzdt on January 14th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
excellent - moving, too.

I've also just contributed to the support costs of the aid worker behind tales_2_tell. Thanks to them, and Mick above, I am able actually do something, and that's important.
_moggy__moggy_ on January 14th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant. I'm really glad you posted the original thing and so many of us were able to buy people new feet.
Rhodri Marsdenrhodri on January 14th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
It's fantastic, isn't it. It's like, I give a tenner a month to Cancer Research, but if I gave a tenner a month to Jaipur Foot, six people could walk by the end of the year. Terrible to compare causes like that, I know.
Mick Sheridansheridanski on January 16th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
Thanks again
Yes, thanks to all who contributed.

We raised 1 Lakh Rupees which is a bit of a magic number in India. Mr Mehta and gang are an incredible bunch, they told me that they pass on 96% of all monies raised to the intended recipients and that admin constitutes only 4% of their turnover. Apparently the average is 72% admin costs for most charities (so Mr Mehta said, no idea how true this is). They don't even have a cup of tea at their board meetings.