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Are you a Friend of Vellore?

The Friends of Vellore (FOV) is an overseas association that has espoused the cause of Christian Medical College Vellore since the late 1940s, by representing the interests of the institution internationally.

There are organised groups of CMC Friends in several countries (see the links to the left, which take you to their individual websites). They are all registered charities set up to support the work at CMC through prayer, giving, counsel and other contributions. They conduct social programmes and fund-raising activities, apart from praying for the work in India.

The role of the FOVs has greatly adapted over the decades in tandem with the dynamic progress of CMC. The projects supported by this fellowship include ‘Jawadhi’ Tribal Health project, the Person-to-Person Programme Fund, quite a few social projects through
RUHSA and LCECU and the Palliative Care.

If you wish to donate in one of these countries, you can make use of tax-deductible giving schemes in each country, thus ensuring that your donation goes further. You can contribute to the projects selected by the national body, and usually you can also give directly to other projects in Vellore that you wish to support.

If your country doesn’t have a group, you can join in India, and we will keep you in touch with the developments at the hospital. Membership is free. Just send an email to Mr. Hugh Skeil ( requesting membership, and including your full name and mailing address.

You could also write to:

Hugh Skeil
Development Office
Christian Medical College Vellore
Vellore – 632 004.
Tamil Nadu