Mr Vernon Udugampola’s dream to impact the lives of poor children became a reality when he founded the charity in 2004 initially under the name ‘Sylvia International Relief Foundation (SIRF).’ As a charismatic and kind-hearted man, Mr Vernon was deeply troubled by the impoverished lives led by children particularly following the aftermath of natural disasters. He coordinated with his immediate family and registered the initiative as a UK Charity Commission, naming it after his beloved mother.
Mr Vernon’s humanitarian actions have not gone unnoticed. He was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen of England for his gracious acts.
Mr Vernon had been through thick and thin to raise funds for the charity. He collected donations by running six marathons in six different countries, numerous half marathons as well as 10 kilometres races in the UK and abroad. He has also been liaising with relatives and well-wishers to gather as much help as possible.
Our Key Events
Children sponsorships in Sri Lanka: We commenced the sponsorship program by donating £15.00 each month to three needy children with the number growing gradually. As of 2020, the input of our valued well-wishers has enabled the number of sponsored children to soar to 24. By early 2021, we are hoping to raise the number to 45 with the help of donors and well-wishers.
By donating, you will be supporting
the poorest children who desperately need you.