Thank you to everyone who came to support us at the Gecko Pub Quiz last month; we hope you all had an amazing time. We would like to tell you about our beneficiary project from last year’s funds. We raised a total of £1966.36 through our annual pub quiz and our flagship Gecko Sixes cricket tournament, thanks to your generous donations and a supplementary £500 from law firm Slaughter and May. We have donated this to Chitra Lane, a school for children with special needs in Colombo.
Chitra Lane first opened in Sri Lanka in the 1960s and through the years has expanded and developed a Children’s Resource Centre and Sheltered Workshop. The Resource Centre provides a wide range of facilities including physiotherapy and speech and language development. They host a variety of activities for the children, such as sports days and creative exhibitions.
The donation from Gecko Sri Lanka went towards supporting the Chitra Lane Sheltered Workshop. The Sheltered Workshop provides an environment for the children, adolescents and young adults to develop a vocational skill, empowering them to help promote their independence and support their families. It also provides a place for families to work closely with their children. The vocational training units include sewing, cookery and recycling units.
For more information about Chitra Lane, please visit their website here.
We’d like to thank everyone who supported us last year and made this donation possible. We hope to see you again soon!
The Gecko Committee