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raised of £2,000 target by 41 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,000 to Help Emma get kids from Kolkata's slums dancing!

    Funded on Saturday, 24th March 2018

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    Dear friends,

    The inspirational charity Calcutta Rescue runs two schools for some of the most deprived children in Kolkata, India.

    Many of its youngsters have seen and experienced shocking things in the slums where they live.

    They have had little chance to play, let alone explore their feelings openly – something we take for granted here in the UK.

    Now the charity has invited me to go out and work with its children for three weeks in January 2018 where I will be able to use 17 years of experience teaching 5 Rhythms to help them express themselves through dance.

    Dance therapy is a powerful way of allowing young people to let go of negative emotions and experience the joy of creativity and connection – things that can have a profound influence on their ability to thrive.

    While most people know me as a 5 Rhythms teacher, I have spent much of my adult life helping young people, first at Feltham Young Offenders Institute and then at Kids Company.

    Volunteering with Calcutta Rescue will allow me to combine my love of helping youngsters with my passion for dance.

    I am also going to spend a bit of time supporting someone who is trying to introduce 5 Rhythms to this city of 13million people.

    And I have a personal reason for wanting to do something to help people in Kolkata - my father came from there.

    But to make this beautiful dream a reality I need your help.

    I need to raise £2,000 for the flights and living costs in Kolkata. If more money is donated I will look for a project at Calcutta Rescue to support and will keep you briefed about this.

    Please donate what you can and help me help bring some real fun and healing into these youngsters' lives!

    Calcutta Rescue works with the poorest of the poor in the slums of Kolkata providing free healthcare and education. Over the years it has given help and hope to more than 500,000 people. Learn more about the the work of this amazing little charity by clicking here Calcutta Rescue

    And here is an inspiring little video of children at one of its schools:



    • emma leech7 years ago
      emma leech

      emma leech

      7 years ago

      All of you who have given something to support this happening are beautiful, generous souls, we are nearly there with the target! it will now be documented by a professional photographer dedicating their time which is very exciting! At the moment the funds raised won't cover all the costs so please forward this to anyone you know who you think would give generously. A Heart-full Thank you

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    • emma leech7 years ago
      emma leech

      emma leech

      7 years ago

      Thank you all so much for your donations, to have your support gives momentum, hope, encouragement, and strength. Gabrielle Roth would be so thrilled to see her work going to the most vulnerable of children. If you can pass on this to anyone who may also like to help,that will also be of great support. May your life always be blessed. Emma x

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    • Anonymous


      Jan 20, 2018

      Good work, Emma!


    • Anna Mead

      Anna Mead

      Jan 4, 2018

      Wishing you all the best Emma. x

    • Paul Anand

      Paul Anand

      Dec 25, 2017

      Once the kids have met you they will be enlightened lots of love Paul


    • Andrea Blair

      Andrea Blair

      Dec 21, 2017

      Move the world ! A & A xx

    • Anne Crump

      Anne Crump

      Dec 21, 2017

      Love you sharing the dance x


    • Lisa Clark

      Lisa Clark

      Dec 19, 2017

      Emma so wonderful for you to be sharing the dance and love in this place of need. I know you’ll work your magic!! Much love 💕


    • Beverley Probert

      Beverley Probert

      Dec 19, 2017


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