Children of Sumatra

The Billingshurst District & Rotary Club is instrumental in raising funds for the Children of Sumatra, a specialist medical charity.

Children of Sumatra was set up with the aim of helping children suffering from cleft lip and palate living on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Many families there are too poor to pay for a simple operation that can transform their child’s future. In Europe and America we are almost unaware of this condition as it is corrected within the first year of a child’s life but in Indonesia this is not the case and the condition affects 1 in 500 children.

In the last year, funds raised have help treat 60 patients from between the ages of 1 to 47. They are now enjoying the blossoming moments of improved confidence, health and happiness after receiving their much deserved operations.

Find out more about the Children of Sumatra here: http://www.childrenofsumatra.org

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