Search

Cameron gets gifts from Vietnam Agent Orange war victim children

PUBLISHED: 11:00 31 October 2012

Len Aldis (left) with MP George Howarth and Prime Minister David Cameron who received gifts from Vietnamese Agent Orange victims

Len Aldis (left) with MP George Howarth and Prime Minister David Cameron who received gifts from Vietnamese Agent Orange victims

Le Duong

Prime Minster David Cameron has been given gifts from Vietnamese child victims of Agent Orange by East London veteran anti-war campaigner Len Aldis.

The hand-embroidered linen and hand-painted pictures were made by children from Hoa Binh Village, a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City and a cancer hospital in Da Nang City.

Len, the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society’s secretary, returned home recently from his latest visit to Vietnam where he was asked to hand the gifts personally to the British Prime Minister as thank-you for supporting fundraising for the young victims.

He was in Vietnam to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the spraying of toxic Agent Orange by US forces fighting the Viet Cong.

The All Party Parliament Group on Vietnam had previously held a reception at Westminster in June which raised funds for Agent Orange victims through an auction of items donated by businesses and wellwishers, including leaders of the three main parties who gave their favourite books which they personally signed.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser