In recent years as a result of visits to Sri Lanka by Alistair Marquis, a member of our congregation, LUPC has begun to develop a partnership with St. Andrew’s Church in Colombo (known locally as the “Scot’s Kirk”).
We have raised funds to help restart the Helping Hands Project which enables the Church to support those who have very little. Alistair writes: “This is a project I have been helping for the last six years by taking out simple items such as soap, combs, toothbrushes and various toiletries. St Andrew’s Church also supports a full ward of 48 women at the national asylum and also sustains a house (Netherlee House) through church funds and help from Netherlee Parish in Glasgow which allows several ladies to find a half-way house back into living in the community – really fantastic work. I’ve been in both the asylum and Netherlee House and have seen first hand the sterling work being done by the congregation in extremely challenging circumstances.”
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