Pat has followed my journey from the moment I first thought of coming out to Sri Lanka through the emptying of my house in Brighton to the journey out here and the year that has passed since then.
I met with her in April when I was in UK for 2 weeks and I was so pleased when she told me she planned to come out to Sri Lanka for a holiday and give a helping hand at the Centre.
That was only a few weeks before she found out that she had cancer.
So it's with a heavy heart that I write this because she was a lovely, sensible, beautiful, funny and very supportive friend to me over countless cups of tea and I miss her. Her heart was always in the right place. Now she has asked her friends to give donations in her memory to support this project in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka and I have a small private garden here which will be dedicated to her.
The way to give donations
Cheques made out to D.E.PIPER (ege)
with your address and PAT written on the back
And a note of any message you would like passed on to the family
c/o HAzel Ainsley
61 Priory St
OR you may prefer to donate by bank transfer
to account number 12277012
account name D.E. Piper
sort code 08 91 03
Please add the reference PAT with your name
and email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know that you have made a transfer-- othewise I will not be able to tell the family who you are or send any acknowledgement.
or post a message to Hazel Ainsley at the address above
Your donation will be used entirely for direct work with young people here in Sri Lanka.
I meet all my own and administrative expenses as part of my retirement project which will continue until at least May 2013.
Visitors are welcome in our very pleasant and affordable accommodation which help fund the project.
If you would like to receive notifications of news blogs about the project please let me know or add your name to the mailing list.
Dorothy Eddi Piper
Sura Medura Arts Centre
Sri Lanka mobile number
Sri Lanka land line +94(0) 912276021