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Please visit our News page for all the latest news stories and photos including:

· Sylvia returns to India
· 2016 Christmas Cards now available
· Niamh’s Indian Adventure

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Talks: Monday 17 October. Wesley Guild at Sherriff Hutton.
20 October. Leeds University Ladies’ Club
21 November. Rotary Club of Otley Chevin
· Next Trust meeting
27 October 2pm. Venue tbd.

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Anna Crystal and some Rangammal School pupils use the Hear the World symbol placing their hands behind their ears.”

Welcome to the Sylvia Wright Trust

The Sylvia Wright Trust is a registered charity which supports the work of Sylvia Wright in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu. Sylvia sold her home and possessions in Leeds 35 years ago to work relentlessly and courageously among the sick and disabled in this very poor area of India.

Over the years Sylvia has built and established a 180 bed modern hospital, a residential school for 200 profoundly deaf children, two day centres for 80 severely disabled children, a Nursing College for 80 students as well as running many community health projects. The two day centres are to be replaced in 2016 by a purpose-built Education & Therapy Centre for 100 children in the grounds of Rangammal School.

The Trust, which is based in Leeds, comprises enthusiastic and committed volunteers who raise funds to support this work.

Sylvia's inspiring vision has changed the lives of thousands of sick and disabled people in the very poor southern state of Tamil Nadu. Your support for Sylvia's wonderful work is invited. Please let us know if you would like more information by clicking on the 'Contact' link at the top of this page or to make a donation please click on 'Donations'.
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Sylvia continues her tireless work and sends her grateful thanks for your support. As she often says, "Without you I can do nothing."
The Trust wishes to thank all supporters for their continuing and loyal commitment.
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Sylvia
Photograph by kind permission of the Yorkshire Evening Post. July 2015.

To read the feature article
“Sylvia offers a ray of hope for India’s disabled children”
published in the Catholic Universe on 20 May 2016 please click here

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Education & Therapy Centre

This new architect-designed centre will replace the existing two temporary centres for severely disabled children. It will accommodate 100 children. Building work started on 21 January, Sylvia’s 78th birthday, and is scheduled for completion in October 2016.
Planning and fund-raising has been led by Lee Morgan, an osteopath from San Francisco, who made a video a few years ago setting out the need and vision for the future.
This vision is now about to become a reality although there is still much to do.
Please spare a few minutes to watch this moving film entitled

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Video on YouTube: enter - Sylvia Wright Ray of Hope -    or CLICK HERE

planFor further details and regular progress reports and photographs please visit our new
Education & Therapy Centre page from the menu on the right or by clicking here.

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Latest Magazine from Rangammal School – Spring 2016
The latest edition of the Rangammal School Magazine tells us about life at the school over the past few months. The pages are full of life, colour and celebration. Although the school itself has adequate but fairly basic facilities, it is very clear that the deaf students are happy and thrive. In no small measure this is due to a very dedicated staff supported by generous sponsors from the UK. Because of all this, the children continue to make great progress educationally and socially. Their results are outstanding..

Please click this link

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A Day in the Life
A video about a typical day at Rangammal School. Click here

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Listen to Sylvia's inspiring interview on BBC Radio Leeds

Sylvia was interviewed in a live BBC Radio Leeds 'One on One' programme by Liz Green on 19 April 2012. During her interview Sylvia spoke of what led to her decision to go to India in 1982 and she reflected on her 30 years working in Tiruvannamalai. She also made personal choices of music which were played during the programme. A recording of this programme is available on CD. Please contact Tony Allinson or Tony Hartigan (see contact link at the top of this page) if you would like a free copy.

If your browsers has an MP3 player click here to listen to the interview
(it will take a few minute to open the page)

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The Sylvia Wright Story on DVD (now with subtitles) and Online

A DVD telling the story of Sylvia Wright was produced in 2010. This can now be viewed online at: http://vimeo.com/31688074 The DVD has been produced free of cost to the Trust, thanks to two sponsors. We are also most grateful to the staff and students of Leeds Trinity University College who edited the film and provided the commentary. As well as graphic pictures of rural life in Thiruvannamalai, the DVD contains recent film of Sylvia's 220 bed hospital, her boarding school for 210 profoundly deaf children, two day centres for 80 severely disabled children and the new Florence Nightingale School of Nursing which was officially opened in 2010. See News page for more details. Copies of the free DVD can be obtained from SWT DVD, 14 King's Road, Leeds LS16 9JN. Tel: 0113 2675735 or email chairman@sylviawright.org

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We are most grateful to Steve Bates of Ptarmigan Design (www.ptarmigan.co.uk) for all his help in looking after our website which we update each month. Please send any suggestions, news items and photos for inclusion to Tony Hartigan (swtpublicity@outlook.com)