Congratulations and Thanks to Mr Hook – 97 today

Linda Blunt and former GDS volunteer Richard van Neste, recently spent a lovely day with our wonderful donors Ronald and Isabel Hook who continue to sponsor 14 children in Gorkha.

Mr Hook first helped GDS in the 1990’s after answering a call for help from Joy Leighton as she spoke on local Essex radio.  The former engineer helped with plans for water pumps in Gorkha and more recently the couple kindly offered to support children in school who have been selected by the teachers as most deserving, and who might otherwise have to leave school as their families are unable to fund them. 

For a number of years Ronald and Isabel have sponsored 14 children and they continue to take an interest in the school and the children’s studies.  They were therefore delighted to receive letters from Laxman, the Headmaster of Mahendra Jyoti School and were given updates and reports from Richard on the school sponsorship programme and recent Teacher Training events which Richard was involved in. More to follow on this.

Happy Birthday Mr Hook from all at GDS