Orphans helped by hard work
ABOUT 75 people attended the launch of the Forget Me Not Eco Village, held at the Hervey Bay Boat Club last Saturday.
Forget Me Not chief executive Lars Olsen said Mayor Mick Kruger, councillors and businesspeople were among the attendees.
He had also received a letter of support from Premier Anna Bligh.
The Forget Me Not Children’s Home in Nepal has been supporting 21 orphaned children over the past three years and the group will start building its Eco Village near the Kathmandu Valley in March. On completion, it will be home to 60 orphaned children.
The ability to buy the five acres of land for the village is the result of continued fundraising efforts, Mr Olsen says.
Saturday saw the official launch of the plans and building stages for the project.
“This launch was a very special occasion for us as it showcased all that we have worked towards to get us where we are right now and the direction of where we are going over the next few years in order to support 60 more orphaned children,” Mr Olsen said.
He said he wanted to thank local businesses and community members for their support and also those who travelled from out of town to attend the launch.
“To have the support from all different types of people in the community, I think, was pretty fantastic.”
To support the project by buying Christmas cards or calendars, call Lars on 0407 633 438.