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Indian Womens Group assists Voice of Lupus Foundation

The Indian Womens Group of Trinidad and Tobago enjoyed an evening of fun and excitement as they celebrated their annual fundraiser on November 24 at Jaffa At The Oval.

Part proceeds will be donated to the Voice of Lupus Foundation. President of the Indian Womens Group, Dr Caroline Singh spoke about some of the projects that were undertaken this year, the main one being the "Education Assistance Programme" which was launched in August. Twenty-five children from different parts of the country were provided with school books, uniforms and other school supplies. The group also assisted two needy families with building materials and food hampers and bought woodworking equipment for the National Centre for Persons with Disabilities.

This year the group recognises the lack of awareness for Lupus and so decided to lend assistance to them. Co-founder of the foundation, Ms Reeana Harrilal spoke briefly on the objectives of her foundation. The Voice of Lupus Foundation is a non-profit organisation and was established to foster greater awareness about Lupus in Trinidad and Tobago.

Guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves and many gave generous donations to the cause.

The Indian Womens Group has been in existence since 1989 and has been able to improve the lives of many of the less fortunate in our country. They wish to thank all who supported the event and urged them to continue to do so. Dr Singh invited all women who will be dedicated to working to helping the destitute and needy to join the organisation. Both groups can be found on Facebook and also at iwgtt.com and thevoiceoflupus.com.

Indian Womens Group — 702-7421

Voice of Lupus Foundation — 221-9677

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