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£1,525raised of £2,000 target by 35 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,525 to Help 5 of the older children from Aishworya children's home in Nepal attend catch-up school.

    Funded on Sunday, 10th February 2019

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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 Lewis1 year ago
      Peter Lewis

      Peter Lewis

      1 year ago

      So Rose, the wonderful Aishworya UK volunteer, has painted this wonderful image of three of the boys reading at the home, based on a picture she took when she was out there. A final, personal, thank you for all your support. Peter

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    • Peter Lewis1 year ago
      Peter Lewis

      Peter Lewis

      1 year 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 Lewis1 year ago
      Peter Lewis

      Peter Lewis

      1 year 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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    Supporters

    35

    • Liz Tait

      Liz Tait

      Dec 21, 2018

      Better late than never I hope!

    • Ceri Edwards

      Ceri Edwards

      Dec 2, 2018

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

      £200.00

    • Dylan Carroll

      Dylan Carroll

      Nov 17, 2018

      Great challenge and cause; well done Peter!

      £10.00

    • Rina Frankiel

      Rina Frankiel

      Nov 14, 2018

      £100.00

    • Paul Courtney

      Paul Courtney

      Nov 8, 2018

      Great work!!

      £10.00

    • 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!

      £10.00

    • Emma Low

      Emma Low

      Nov 7, 2018

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

      £20.00

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