In mid-October – thanks to the efforts of Mike Hay in Soest – we donated two bags of clothing and equipment to the German NGO, Jürgen Wahn Stiftung e.V, for their work with children and schools in Nepal. The kit had a distinctly northern feel to it and was part of the summer donations by Steve Archer at the Yorkshire Cricket Board, Sandy Mitchell at the Lancashire Cricket Foundation and Ian Wardle at the Northumberland Cricket Board.
In November, shortly after his return from Nepal, we received the following email from Klaus Schubert,
Chairman of the Juergen Wahn Foundation:
I want to thank you very much for the great and wonderful cricket equipment you offered to the
Foundation (www.juergen-wahn-stiftung.de) for the young generation of cricket players in Devighat,
Nepal. I thank also very much my friend, Mike Hay, from Soest who was the important and necessary
intermediary between your generous organization and our Foundation.
As Chairman of the Foundation, it was a great pleasure and a touching moment to hand over such
wonderful equipment. And you cannot imagine the great pleasure and the applause for these
moments!! Let me say it in Nepalese language: “Dherai, dherai dhanyabad!” Many, many thanks!
On the photo you see members of the Youth Club of Devighat, a small town in the mountains in the
district of Nuwakot, about 80kms from the capital Kathmandu.
Once more thank you very much. You made so many people really happy!