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Mary Palmer

Mary's Chennai Challenge

fundraising for Chennai Challenge because we can make a difference

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£1,848.23
raised of £1,500 target
by 30 supporters
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Chennai Challenge

We take volunteers from the UK to India to work with local development charities

Charity Registration No. 1122261

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raised £416 at Penkridge market with a tombola, Indian crafts and a raffle with prizes donated by local shops and buisnesses - total was split between 4 team members but I accidentally put my £104 on my justgiving page from 2012!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my Just Giving page.

This August, I will be part of the Chennai Challenge team, visiting South India to work in a YMCA boy’s orphanage, YMCA community centres and with Oasis projects, running after school clubs and English classes for young adults in slum areas.

As part of the Chennai Challenge team in 2012, I had an absolutely amazing time, made so many friends, met so many amazing people, and learnt so much. It was a privilege to be involved and witness the difference we can make to people's lives in Chennai. 

One aspect that makes Chennai Challenge such a unique charity is the role of the team in the decision making processes - we fundraise the money and therefore get a say in where and how it's spent.

Last year we bought computers, school books, filled wash bags and pencil cases, cooking pots, ceiling fans and friendship bracelets for the boys at the YMCA orphanage, as well as organising and leading an activity holiday for them in the Yellagiri hills - a highlight of the trip for all!

I've been saving throughout last year for Chennai Challenge 2014, through working as choreographer at Wheaton Aston Youth Theatre Company and the kind donations I received as birthday presents for my 18th.

I have saved enough to fund my flights and Visas etc., which means any donation you make will be used for Chennai Challenge projects to directly support and benefit the lives of people in Chennai.

Donating through Just Giving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with Just Giving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Chennai Challenge. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

 

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  • parachute fun with boys from YMCA orphanage
  • sports day with boys from YMCA orphanage
  • lasying the foundation stone of the new building at YMCA Fort school +8

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