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Slumdog Millionaire – the reality

3rd April 2009 @ 6:06am – by Frank Gillies
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On Saturday evening at the Public Hall the film showing will be the highly acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire.

Frank Gillies writes:

Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of how one boy, Jamal, broke free from the poverty and squalor of life on the streets of Mumbai. For the thousands upon thousands of children that still live on the streets and train stations of that city there is a desperate need for help.

Railway Children is a South Cheshire based charity, formed thirteen years ago by David Maidment of Nantwich, to help these runaway children. Last year Railway Children provided care and protection to over 12,000 children in India and 3,869 of them were reunited with their families. Whilst the charity was formed primarily to intervene in the lives of children living in India's railway stations, it has since extended its role to Africa and also to homeless and runaway children in the UK.

For those attending the film in the Public Hall on Saturday there will be leaflets explaining in more detail the work the charity does for the street children. If anyone wishes to help please take a leaflet or visit our website www.railwaychildren.org.uk


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