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    Weʼve raised £3,031 to donate to Asthma UK, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) & Room to Read. Leading up to a charity event May 20th in memory of Kishori.

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Funded on Friday, 26th May 2017

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    On Saturday 20th May 2017 Children First will host a charity Book Fair, honouring the tragically short life of Kishori Salter.

    Kishori was a free-spirited and warm-hearted young woman who loved languages and travelling, making friends wherever she went. Although she had allergies and asthma, she didn't let that stop her from living life to the full.

    In 2014 Kishori came to stay with her aunt. She worked as a volunteer in the schoolhouse office, organising our first small book fair for international families.

    In the summer of 2016 after a year living in France and Spain, Kishori travelled to Cuba and South America to improve her Spanish.She stayed at a backpacker's hostel in Bogota, Colombia, where at 8,000 ft above sea level the air was thinner than she realised. Her asthma medicines ran out a day before fresh supplies were due to arrive.

    On 10th August, 2016 a day after a 110 meter bungee jump, she had an allergic reaction at altitude. This set off an asthma attack. A friend gave her mouth to mouth resuscitation in the taxi to the hospital but she died before she arrived.

    Kishori's story is heartbreaking. And she's not the only one affected. It's estimated that 3 people die from asthma attacks every day. In the UK alone, someone has a life-threatening asthma attack every ten seconds. 17 million Europeans suffer from food allergies, and the number of children with serious food allergies has doubled in the last ten years.

    In honour of Kishori, we are donating the proceeds of this second Global Book Fair to charities helping to raise awareness about these important issues. Asthma UK and FARE help fund research and outreach to children, parents and educators. The third beneficiary will be Room to Read, which promotes literacy projects in developing countries. One Swiss Franc buys one book for a child who is learning to read.

    Families are invited to attend the book fair or you can make a donation. We want the world to know how much we care!



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      1 year ago
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      Monica Shah

      1 year ago

      What wonderful people you all are. It really helps get through the bad times knowing you are there. What more can one ask, friends and colleagues who have supported great causes throughout my career and now another, this one with a personal dimension. Many many thanks!

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    Page last updated on: 5/21/2017 6:08 AM



    • David Tombs

      David Tombs

      May 21, 2017

      Thinking of you from afar.


    • Anonymous


      May 19, 2017

      Carry on good work. Best wishes always.


    • Anonymous


      May 9, 2017

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      May 8, 2017


    • Raman  Kapur

      Raman Kapur

      May 7, 2017


    • Nora Pitz

      Nora Pitz

      May 5, 2017

      Monica, herzliches Mitleid und ich bin froh ein bisschen helfen zu können.


    • Jeannette Munzinger

      Jeannette Munzinger

      May 4, 2017

      Hi Monica so sorry for your loss - Great idea!


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    Monica Shah

    Monica Shah

    Zürich, Switzerland

    Monica founded Children First Association in 2006, a non-profit pre-school in Zurich, Switzerland which deeply values literacy and the power of early education. Kishori came to gain work experience with her aunt Monica at Children First and organised our first book fair

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