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I'm running 10k in the heat of Indian summer for The friends of Baale Mane because I work for them and they are brilliant!
Event: TCS World 10k in association with Bangalore Cares on 27/05/2012
£1,185.00 raised of £1,000.00 target
£1,185.00 raised so far
How to make a donation
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What is Baale Mane? I am the Deputy Manager for the Baale Mane, a shelter home for up to 60 girl children in Bangalore, India. The girls have been rescued from domestic child labour, domestic violence and street dwelling, while some do not have parents able to care for them. The focus of our care is based around the four principles of child rights; survival, protection, development and participation with the aim of providing the girls with the confidence and skills to lead self-sustaining lives outside of the Baale Mane.
Why should I sponsor you? Most people who know me will be very aware of the fact that I am not a runner, in fact I really hate it. So, while it is only 10km I am psyching myself up for it like I am about to run a marathon! I will also be running during the heat of an Indian summer, which I am feeling a little nervous about. For those UK sponsors who require visible proof I will guarantee you thorough documentation of my participation with numerous unattractive photographs.
Why should I sponsor Baale Mane? By taking part in this run, me and my fellow Baale Mane colleagues and supporters are hoping to raise funds for a campus extension. Currently the building space we occupy is not sufficient for the number of girls in our care. Right now there are 40 girls sleeping in one room and the ages of these girls range from 6 to 17 years old. Separating age groups and having smaller dormitories will significantly enhance the living environment for our girls and enable them to thrive better in their individual academic and extra-curricular pursuits. We also hope to improve communal spaces such as an eating area and a proper play area.
Another purpose for extending the campus is that at present the staff that live and work at Baale Mane are sleeping in the same dormitories as the girls. Our staff are invaluable and their dedication to work and live at Baale Mane 24 hours a day is certainly not an easy commitment to make. Therefore, we feel that it is extremely important for staff to be provided with more privacy and personal space.
We have recruited a talented local Architect who has offered his professional services free of charge (bar expenses).
The construction of the new buildings will cost roughly 1 crore rupees which is approx £150,000. Please donate what you can towards the extension so that we may enhance the living environment for the current and future girls of the Baale Mane.
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Charity Registration No. 1120353
The Friends of Baale Mane (Baale Mane means "Girls’ home") at Gopalapura is a home for around 50 girls between the ages of 6 and 16 situated on the outskirts of the city of Bangalore, India. The baale provides shelter and a loving home for girl children. The girls are either orphans, have a single parent who is unable to care for them or have lost contact with their parents.
10k's still a fair bit. Go Vicky!
Donation by Henry Domenge on 12/03/12
10 k during an Indian summer... in INDIA?! Worth at least a British marathon! Great cause. Socrates says he'll lend you his wings. Good luck, Vix!
Donation by Aunt Sput on 12/03/12
Good luck Aunt Vicky!!! Love Hattie and Richard
Donation by Hattie Cripps on 12/03/12
Good luck with the run.
Donation by Jake, Sue, Athena & Gregor Peberdy on 12/03/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Jacquie Sole on 12/03/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£1,185.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£1,185.00
- Gift Aid£205.00
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