Caroline Weldon

11 November 2016

This will be my seventh visit to Udayan and I am as excited as I was in 2005 when anticipating my first. It has always been a great joy to see the children and meet the staff who run the home and teach in its school. This particular visit will include meeting the new director, Father Jose who has done much great work there since his arrival. I am as always looking forward to seeing how the children have grown in the intervening two years and how Udayan has progressed in its mission. The team going with me includes Liam our chaplain, on his second visit, and eight sixth form students in their final year at St Joan’s. All have shown keen interest in Udayan and commitment to fundraising activities in support of its work. It is with particular pleasure that I welcome Chris Mann as a team member. A past student of St Joan’s and three-time visitor to Udayan, Chris has proved himself a dedicated and loyal supporter of the home. He is now a trustee and the secretary of the umbrella charity, City of Joy Aid, UK.