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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 Lewis9 months ago
      Peter Lewis

      Peter Lewis

      9 months 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 Lewis10 months ago
      Peter Lewis

      Peter Lewis

      10 months 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 Lewis10 months ago
      Peter Lewis

      Peter Lewis

      10 months 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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