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Bringing care from Kerala to Hastings

Palmerston North

Margaret Kitt
9 November 2011

On Saturday October 15 Indian chef Jenson Cheraparam-ban and the St Vincent de Paul Society in Hastings put on a lunch for senior citizens in the Gathering Space of Sacred Heart Church.

Jenson was born in Meloor in the Kerala province where his father was president of the local St Vincent de Paul. Several times a year Jenson’s parents and family took food to a local orphanage and this became a family tradition.

When Jenson was leaving Meloor for NZ his parents reminded him to carry on the good work of ‘loving each other as you love yourself’. And so he does with the help of another local St Vinnies.