Cairdeas (pronounced cardis) is a Gaelic word meaning “World-wide friendship and fellowship”.
Mhoira Leng has worked with and supported palliative care workers in India for many many years. Cairdeas International, the Trust that she founded, has been supporting many Pallium India projects with mentoring, including at Mizoram and Lucknow.
The latest Cairdeas newsletter reports on a wonderful promotional tool used during the recent International Conference of the Indian Association of Palliative Care:
With support from Cancer Aid Society and HelpAge India, Nicholas Mellor organised the designing and printing of 2,500 stickers promoting palliative care and, in conjunction with Rajveer Singh who is Leader of the Autorickshaw Association of Lucknow, arranged for them to be displayed on many of the autorickshaws during the conference.
The stickers said: Freedom from Pain: Say ‘Yes’ to Palliative Care
They certainly made an impression, with the resulting press coverage prompting Harmala Gupta, President of CanSupport in Delhi, to comment, “I think your idea to get scooter rickshaw drivers in Lucknow involved was brilliant. We may strive to do the same in Delhi. You have definitely left your mark on Lucknow and on us!”