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By Fiona Reid
Lockerbie and Lochmaben
Day of yoga in aid of orphanage

YOGA teachers from across the region stretched, bent and flexed to raise money for Nepal.

They gathered to lead a session in aid of the Sri Aurobindo orphanage, which was destroyed in the recent earthquakes that hit the country.
And the event on UN International Yoga Day raised over £1600.
Taking part were Susan Neal, of Lockerbie, and Jackie Le Brocq, of Moffat, as well as Donna Neil-Watters, Sara Matchett and Kimberley Philips, all from Galloway.
Dumfries yoga teacher Carol Godridge, has worked at the affected orphanage and said: “It was all destroyed in just a few minutes. Despite this the volunteers there are working, not only to care for the children, but also to help with the rescue work for the local village. Every day brings more children newly-orphaned to their doors.”
And Swami Ramchandra Das from the orphanage said: “While we were running for our lives, we could see bricks and chunks of walls falling from the upper floors of the kitchen complex.
“We are at a serious need for a proper shade for our cows, the pashmina workshop and rooms for the boys to live in.”
A second yoga fundraising day for Nepal is being planned for August 29 at Lincluden Community Centre in Dumfries.
Anyone wishing to donate can pay into the account : code 16-58-10 account 20141556 with the reference Sri Aurobindo.

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