In my Christmas Newsletter I mentioned that on my visit to our Grail Trust project in November 2018, my sixth visit, I visited four places which are doing valuable work in the Vallioor area. They are a Leprosarium at Peikulam, an old people`s home in Vallioor, the Bishop Sargent Home for Intellectually Challenged Children in Palayamkottai (Tirunelveli) and the Mercy Home of the Sacred Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesuis in Anaikarai. Two of these I had visited before. They are all doing much-needed work for some of the most vulnerable people. The old people`s home is one of the very few of its kind caring for the elderly destitute; if your family cannot support you in old age you have nowhere else to go. The two homes for mentally damaged chjildren and adults care for very vulnerable children suffering from a range of afflictions including Down`s Syndrome, cerebral palsy and severe autism. Sadly many families haver rejected these people as children and at the Mercy Home some are there for life with nowhere else to go. As Grail Trust we can only help children for their education and maintenance according to our trust deed but through our generous supporter base we have coordinated separately donations for these four causes and sent the money for distribution in India. Full details and receipts are available on request. We have just sent a total of £4,800 to support these four causes. On behalf of these charities, please accept their gratitude and we will update you on what they are doing.