Sylvia Wright trained as a nurse at Leeds General Infirmary and after a spell as a Senior Nursing Officer looking after Community Health in the inner city in Leeds, she became a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Leeds Polytechnic (now the Metropolitan University). She sold her home and possessions in 1982 to work relentlessly and courageously among the sick and disabled in a poor area of Tamil Nadu State in India.
Over the years, Sylvia has built and established a modern hospital, a school for deaf children, two centres for severely disabled children as well as running many vital community health projects.
In 2009 she founded a Nursing College which which reached its full complement of 80 nurses in July 2012.
We are proud to be a strong supporter of Sylvia and her work. We have assisted in a number of ways over the years and recently, we helped by supplying specialist hearing aids for the deaf children.