l-r: Fay Bacon, Kratai, Nina Evans & Amy Willerton
Leading British models Nina Evans, Amy Willerton, (Miss London 2012), and Fay Bacon, pageant organiser and director of UK Model Folios, visited the Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities in Bangkok last month to meet some of the children that they help to support. The centre on Lat Krabang looks after 20 children on site and provides a day-care centre for another 70 youngsters.
Fay said: “We were all apprehensive about what to expect and what we would see but we were so excited to meet the children and see our donations in action.
“Entering the Camillian Home, we couldn’t have been more surprised – the tranquil and ultra-clean surroundings immediately put us at ease. It was clear that these children were being given the best of care."
"One of the most wonderful things about the Camillian Home was the love. From the volunteers and the orphans, to the day-care children and the staff – the whole place is full of positivity and warmth."
"The three of us left the home feeling bittersweet – feeling the desperate urge to do more and sad to say goodbye to the most beautiful children.”
Sadly one of the children they met on their visit, Kratai (pictured), has now died, following complications with his heart and liver. Abandoned by his family, Kratai had Aids which had advanced too far for treatment, but, in Camillian Home, he found a place where he was loved and looked after.
For more information on the Camillian Homes see: http://thaichildrenstrust.org.uk/projects/HIV