Our Mum Joyce strongly believed in the power of prayer and in making a positive difference to other people's lives both personally and through her support of Cord.


In the 1960s Mum saw the impact of the Vietnam War on children and families and knew she must do something to help. She was drawn to Cord (Project Vietnam Orphans at that time) because as a committed Christian she had a strong affinity with its values and wanted to be part of the work it was doing to support children in Vietnam and to bring about peace and justice.


Mum continued to provide support for the rest of her life and we know it was important to her that part of her estate was left to Cord. It was part of her and became part of our family life. It feels good to know she is continuing to help in the work Cord does.

- Melanie, Sarah and Vivien daughters of Joyce Sirotkin