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Weʼre raising £2,000 to Help 5 of the older children from Aishworya children's home in Nepal attend catch-up school.

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This November, I'm asking you to sponsor my Dal Bhat Challenge to give 5 hard-working children the education and opportunity they deserve.

Aishworya Children's Home, based in Kathmandu, Nepal, looks after abandoned and neglected children aged between a few months and 17 years. In 2014 and again in 2016 I visited Aishworya and saw what an incredible, warm and loving place it is.

Last year, generous supporters gave over £1,200 to Aishworya, encouraged by me eating only what the children eat - Dal Bhat - and this year I'm doing it again with a twist!

For the first week of November, I will eat nothing but Dal Bhat - that's rice and lentils - and on Sunday of that week I will also shave my head just as the younger children at Aishworya do for hygiene reasons.

Sunita, Kalpana, Surendra, Sumitra, and Dilip (pictured above) didn't get much of a start in life. Coming from backgrounds of poverty, child labour, and sickness, they joined school late, and really struggled as a result.

Now 15 and 16 years old, they are too old to continue with standard education, so Aishworya has found them work, volunteering and training that they enjoy.

However, to get a good job, they really need a basic qualification. Catch-up school will enable them to achieve the basic educational qualification that is the minimum requirement for most decent jobs in Nepal.

Help me to top last year's total by raising £2,000 - enough to send 5 of the older children to “catch-up school”.

Let's give those kids the start in life they deserve.

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  • Peter Lewis2 days ago
    Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    2 days ago

    Hello all I've just had the pleasure of receiving the generous money you have donated from the Just Giving account - just over £1500 in total - and forwarding it straight onto Aishworya Children's Home. It was a great feeling to be able to push the relevant keys on my laptop to release the funds, knowing it is going to a great cause and will really help those 5 children with their catch up school and onward careers in Nepal. A huge thank you for all your support. Peter

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  • Peter Lewis9 days ago
    Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    9 days ago

    So my previous headshave wasn't sufficient for some potential supporters. So the full shave just now! Thanks to Shahin at Hairtonic for the cut & the photo.

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  • Peter Lewis14 days ago
    Peter Lewis

    Peter Lewis

    14 days ago

    Hello all apologies for the delay in thanking you for your wonderful generosity (I've not been well, then been away ). It will make a huge amount of difference to those 5 children. Dilip, one of the children who will now be able to get the catch up education he needs, (and who I met two years ago when we last visited) has drawn the attached thank you & seasonal greetings. Clearly Nepali mountains in the background! Thanks again. Peter

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Page last updated on: 12/8/2018 1:32 PM



  • Ceri Edwards

    Ceri Edwards

    Dec 2, 2018

    Welcome to the club of cold heads! You really will need a hat now...


  • Dylan Carroll

    Dylan Carroll

    Nov 17, 2018

    Great challenge and cause; well done Peter!


  • Rina Frankiel

    Rina Frankiel

    Nov 14, 2018


  • Paul Courtney

    Paul Courtney

    Nov 8, 2018

    Great work!!


  • Rachal Minchinton

    Rachal Minchinton

    Nov 7, 2018

    Well done Peter! Glad to see you’re up for the challenge! Lots of love from us all in Wales!


  • Emma Low

    Emma Low

    Nov 7, 2018

    Great fundraising Pete. And the short hair look take years off you! 🤣🤣


  • Meredith Niles

    Meredith Niles

    Nov 6, 2018

    Well done!!

Peter Lewis

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