Over the years we have deepened our relationship with Sri Lanka through our projects, volunteering experiences (and holidays), and with each other through our social fundraising events.
We have supported a wide range of projects from building a house for a family displaced by the tsunami to equipping a new Intensive Care Unit in a peadiatric hospital. We like to use personal contacts wherever possible, and to form relationships with our beneficiaries. Members of our committee always check on the projects personally – visiting the sites, looking at the receipts and meeting and talking with the beneficiaries directly.
Our fundraising events have as much variety as our projects – ranging from fashion shows, to pub quizzes, to our annual family-friendly cricket tournament: The Gecko Sixes.
If you would like to get involved, donate or find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, comment on this blog, follow us on twitter @geckosrilanka or look up our facebook group ‘Gecko Sri Lanka’.
–The Gecko Sri Lanka Committee