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‘It was wonderful to meet Mara’

Carole Williams from Hensall, founder of the Knottingley Reiki Group, pictured with Mara Sandri, founder of the Frior Di Loto Foundation (Dominican Republic).
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Carole Williams from Hensall, founder of the Knottingley Reiki Group, pictured with Mara Sandri, founder of the Frior Di Loto Foundation (Dominican Republic). p313a423

A group of Knottingley therapists who support children in impoverished areas of India hosted a special visitor from the Dominican Republic.

Knottingley Reiki Group offers monthly holistic therapies to members of the community to raise money for the Foundation Fior Di Loto , which helps Indian girls from poor backgrounds access education.

Mara Sandri, founder of the charity, which is based Pushkar Rajasthan, India, visited the group last week to express her thanks for their work.

Mara, who is from the Dominican Republic and had never visited the UK before, also wanted to thank the Knottingley community for its continued support of the reiki group, which offers taster treatment sessions at Knottingley Town Hall on the first Wednesday of every month.

Proceeds from the therapy sessions go to the charity and the group also visits India each year to help improve quality of life.

It has supported poor Indian families by building four houses, raising funds for medical treatments, helping the elderly, delivering food parcels and supporting girls through education.

Carole Williams, founder of Knottingley Reiki Group said: “It was the first time we have met Mara in the 11 years the charity has run so it was wonderful to speak to her about how she got started with the charity and how our money helps.”

 

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