Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The Little Bird Headstone Appeal

 
foto of Alesya & Val Cousins
 
When I got back home, I decided to put this post on my facebook wall ...
 
 
 
Friends, Can you help?
 
While I was in Belarus, Leaves-of Hope Director,  Val Cousins took us to the grave of a little girl
she had befriended.
 
Whilst Val was back in the UK, this little girl got appendicitis and was left ill.
 
It became peritonitis and she died.
 
When Val returned to visit her, her body had been left on a rubbish tip!
 
Val found her and fought for
a pauper's grave for the child.
 
This week, we cleared the overgrown grave because, if it is not looked after,
then her body will be removed
and the space allocated to someone else!
 
In order to stop this from happening,
we need to raise the money to buy a permanent gravestone for the child as she currently has a temporary wooden cross.
 
Val is finding out the cost
of a tombstone this week.
 
At the end of our trip, we left all our leftover cash with her to start the fund raising for the head stone, but I am hoping that you would also like to help Leaves of Hope to give this child the dignity she deserves in her own grave.
 
If you would like to help, please inbox me and I will give you the details of how you can make a donation. Thank you
 
And by the evening, the £520.00 we needed to do this was raised!
 
In fact, we went over the target and the funds are now being held by the charity to help with funeral costs of any other orphaned children who have the sad misfortune to die with no one to care about how or where they are buried.
 
Isn't it wonderful to know that facebook/the internet can be a tool where humans can do amazing things when they pull together.
 
Being buried, is a basic, human right, that we all take for granted.
 
Being undisturbed in our final resting place is something we expect as a given.
 
At least now, Alesya can rest in peace with our love. Thank you to everyone who made donations.
 
If you would like to make a donation please look at the Leaves of Hope website for .
 
 

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