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Sri Lanka flood relief's fundraising page

2 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Last weekend (28[sup]th[/sup] May 2017) the South West of Sri Lanka was devastated by floods. Over 200 people died and tens of thousands have been displaced having had their houses wrecked.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Extra Cover works right in the middle of the worst effected areas. We have a property (soon to be a vocational training center) that is normally at least 4 meters above the river bank, it was only inches from being ruined (picture below taken from the Extra Cover property, normally a view of paddy fields and tea!). Many people in the area were not so lucky, they had to be evacuated before they could collect any of their positions and are now returning to some very depressing homes.[/p][p]It is still early days and Newton has not been able to get round to all the schools, some are still cut off, others have had no electricity for a week now so no way of charging mobile phones to make contact. So far he has witnessed a few of the schools that are in a bad way, flood water washed through them leaving behind a trail of destruction, 6 inches of muck on the floor and nearly all resources ruined. Years of our help has been washed away in one weekend of dire weather.[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt]This is all so sad, but the good news is that as far as we know everyone we know is safe and that most of the buildings are intact and OK, so it just means we will have to clean them up, re-decorate and slowly fill them again with new resources. Wells are going to have to be purified, or in some cases re dug where they have become too dirty, playgrounds rebuilt, toilets (and sess pits) cleared out and most importantly children fed. There is a severe shortage of food, much has been ruined or simply washed away. Its going to be a tough few months for so many people.[/p][p][b]How can we all help?[/b][lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt]Extra Cover will do all it can to help , but unfortunately this is going to use up much of our funds waiting to be used on projects we are already committed to, so your help is needed more than ever, please, if you can, please donate here ( or go to [url=http://www.extracover.org.uk]http://www.extracover.org.uk[/url] for more options). We appreciate that many people have already been incredibly generous recently (our Sweden walk and golf day)  but we didn't see this coming and we need to be able to help as much as we can.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Thank you[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt]Matthew, Jill , Robert and Newton[/p][p][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Aug 2017



Lara Mackendrick

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Philip Truett

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Peter Ramsdale

Well done Matthew - keep up the good work.



Jack Witt

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid



A great cause, keep up the good work.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


McGovern Family

Good luck with all the work!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid



For Hollys sponsored walk from Brooke and Susie x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Kerry Smith

This is some of the payment from holly Smith's sponsored walk

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid


David Nelson-Smith

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid


The Dean Family

Wishing everyone the strength to put these wonderful places together again.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Matthew Hansford

Matthew Hansford

Jill Hansford

Jill Hansford