Friends of Sunera Foundation is a UK based charitable trust (number 1118536) which aims to;
Sunera has a range of opportunities for organisations and corporations to sponsor our activities and
is a way organisations can demonstrate their commitment to promoting social inclusion and
development of differently
abled Sri Lankans. Opportunities include sponsoring:
● Raise awareness in the UK of the impressive and unique work of Sunera
Foundation (SF), Sri Lanka.
● Raise funds to support both the core work of Sunera, and specific
projects for which the Foundation seeks our help.
● As we become more established, to help people to travel from UK to
Sri Lanka to offer their talents and energies to the
growth and betterment of Sunera.
Sue Griffin JP (Chair)
Rosalind Griffin (Treasurer)
Susan Hoyle (Secretary)
In 2013-14, FSF was able to fund the development of the speech and language therapy pilot project,
and SF’s provincial newsletters.
Much of FSF’s income comes from private individuals who commit to give us a certain amount each
month or year, or who
make one-off donations, often at Christmas or New Year. Under the Gift Aid scheme, the UK
government gives FSF a
further 25% of these donations from the tax that the donors paid. We have also had very generous
donations from several
trusts. They sometimes wish to remain anonymous, but we can mention the Limbourne Trust as one
which has been very
generous. Our supporters also aid FSF by holding fundraising events. FSF itself has no premises or
staff, and thus very
little scope for organizing fundraising events on its own, but we have helped others to run
them—for example, Rashantha
Devanesan held a sale of her lovely jewellery in London in both 2013 and 2014, providing very
significant sums which
were of great use for SF’s work.
Between them actors, and husband and wife, Tim Hardy and Alison Skilbeck (who is also a Trustee of
FSF) have over the
years raised thousands of pounds for FSF from special performances. FSF’s Treasurer, Rosalind
Griffin, got married in
2014 and asked her friends to donate to FSF rather than give her presents. Every year, at least one
Quaker group sends
us money raised through an appeal at one of their meetings.
Every penny counts, and it all adds up—last year it added up to the equivalent of over 3,200,000
LKR. FSF is very
pleased and proud to have been able to raise these funds for SF’s invaluable work with some of the
children and young people in Sri Lanka.
Friends of Sunera wound up operations in 2017. Our heartfelt thanks to all the Trustees who
tirelessly to give
us immense support through 10 years of friendship..