GROUP Capt. Leonard Cheshire, V.C., who now has 13 homes for in
curables in Britain, one in Malaya, and seven in India, announces that he'has set up the World Headquarters of his organisation at Dehra Dun, 125 miles north of New Delhi, India.
Known as the Cheshire Homes international Unit, the Centre will be responsible for the overseas expansion of the homes; also for the training of staff and other helpers for centres throughout the world. Group Captain Cheshire, who survived more than 100 bombe' raids over Germany during the war and was an official British Observer when the atom bombs were dropped in Japan. now devotes his life to the care of the incurably sick.
In addition to the homes listed above, Cheshire has received invitations to open others in Japan. Africa, Canada, and Australia.
Commenting on the growth of his organisation. Cheshire remarks that "to-day the basic aim is to provide a home for those who have none and who are incurably sick or disabled. Not to pot them to Fed and say, 'Now you just leave everything to us and he comfortably sick for the rest of your life,' but to get them out of bed. give them a reason for living. a goal to reach for, and an active part in the running of the home."
Warm tribute to the work of Group-Captain Cheshire was paid by Indira Candi, daughter of India's Prime Minister, Mr. Nehru. She said recently:
"I am tilled with admiration for Group Captain Cheshire, who is going about the world quietly and unostentatiously, establish ing homes for incurables and bringing cheer and comfort to those who are without hope.
"Wherever he goes he gathers groups of efficient and selfless workers and imbues them with his own compassion and enthusiasm. Such a venture needs every encouragement and help,"