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£6,005raised of £10,000 target by 111 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,005 to honour the memory of Sunaina Sharma & Pawan Gulani by supporting Udyam's mission to educate/empower children & women

    London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    Each year, I walk to raise funds for a cancer based cause in memory of my Mum, who lost her brave fight to cancer 10 years ago this Sep. Her considerate, compassionate and loving presence is missed by all who knew her, and a decade on, her fortitude remains awe-inspiring..

    Her passing was TRULY heartbreaking, but the one silver lining has been that in the years leading up to and after her loss, my family got to experience the incredible kindness, humanity and generosity strangers are capable of! Some of these strangers went on to become good friends and an integral part of our lives.

    Pawan topped that list: warm, loving & generous like none other! His sunshiny presence lit up many a dark moments as I got back on my feet after Mum. Sadly, he passed earlier this year, leaving many wanting to celebrate his life, spirit and legacy..

    This Sep 9-10, I will be walking 100kms along the Thames, Putney to Henley, in memory of my strong, beautiful, kind-hearted Mum, Sunaina, and my loving, large-hearted 'dariya-dil' pal, Pawan. I am hoping to raise £10k for a cause that was very dear to Pawan, and one that I am sure my mother would approve of whole-heartedly - 'empowering and educating children and women in the slums of Delhi..'

    For those who knew Pawan, you already know about Udyam - he worked tirelessly in support of Udyam's agenda. For the others, Udyam is a not for profit committed to bridging the gap in quality K12 education and to assist in the overall development of children via 4 key programs,
    Nirmaan: remedial classes, nursery to 12, for children attending local govt/municipal schools
    Udaan: extra curricular activities for integrated development
    Saarthi: mentoring to appraise, prepare and equip the pupils for life
    Mahila Samarthya: educate & empower women for long lasting social change

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    • Pooja Sharma1 year ago
      Pooja Sharma

      Pooja Sharma

      1 year ago

      5 days to go on this fundraiser - and about £5k! I will be match funding any donations that come in through these last five days - starting £4835.. if you know anyone with whom this cause will resonate, please do share on! And needless to say, if you feel the urge to support this cause a bit more, please do. Double match-funding for second time donors.. :D Links out at the bottom of this page to a ton of info on Udyam!

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    • Pooja Sharma1 year ago
      Pooja Sharma

      Pooja Sharma

      1 year ago

      The walk happened this weekend and thought I would share an update with all of you who sponsored this walk here. I ended up finishing at about ~85kms, starting Saturday morning and finishing Sunday afternoon. It was short of the final goal, but a great experience. I thought a lot about the Mum and Pawan, and I thought about earning the funds raised on this page when my will power dipped. Thank you all for your generosity and support - I appreciate it, and I know it will be put to good use bringing brighter futures to the lives of Udyam kids!

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/29/2017 10:49 PM



    • Pooja


      Sep 29, 2017

      Final match to take this one over into first div territory.. Thank you all for your generous support!


    • Malvinder Singh

      Malvinder Singh

      Sep 28, 2017

      Well done :-)


    • Pooja Sharma

      Pooja Sharma

      Sep 28, 2017

      Day t-3, loving this game... thanks so much for the support Neha, Era and Vincent!


    • Vince


      Sep 28, 2017

      85km... gosh! that's 17 times our good old river loop walk! Well done! See you in Regent's Park?


    • Era Chadha

      Era Chadha

      Sep 28, 2017

      Two wonderful souls who left this world too early but left it so much richer with their love and radiance. Proud of you Pooja!


    • Neha Rai

      Neha Rai

      Sep 27, 2017

      So proud of Pooja. Always 😀

    • Pooja


      Sep 26, 2017

      Day t-4, and £325 came in.. So totally grateful to the anonymous benefactor and a friend and supporter I haven't seen in a while! You guys are awesome! :) :)


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