Treorci comes up Trumps!
We did it. A wonderful night was had by all. The superb singing by both the choir and the soloist, Morgan Westcott as well as the jokes from the entertaining compere, Gareth Evans, made for a truly enjoyable evening!
And, true to form, Ron Prosser was not to be outdone. In a short but sincere speech, Ron gave a taste of how and why HHI was born, the work that continues, and he left us thinking ahead to the next 20 years.
We would like to share with you the message Ron wrote on the back of the programme.
An Introduction to Health Help International
“It was an evening in Madras and I was standing on the balcony of my hotel room. I clearly remember that I was looking forward very much to the meal I expected to have in the restaurant that night. I looked down from my balcony at the honking cars weaving in and out of the passers-by, at the ox-cart trundling along, and the beggar woman with her babe-in-arms. But what mainly drew my attention was the scene on the pavement where there were children clearly bedding down for the night – not just one or two, but row on row of them.
I could see that one young boy was obviously ill. He was shivering from head to toe, and another boy was trying to comfort him, and wrapping a scrap of a blanket around his shoulders. And there was another person who seemed to be collecting money – later, I asked one of the hotel staff what this was all about, and it seemed that this person was charging them protection money for the privilege of sleeping on the pavement. I retreated into my air-conditioned room with my heart breaking, and a quotation in my mind – ‘it is better to light one small candle than curse the dark’.