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Karen Billing

Karen Billing's Fundraising Page

Fundraising for SHIVA Charity

63 %
raised of £5,000 target
by 41 supporters
  • Event: Karen Billing's Fundraising Page

SHIVA Charity

We promote education in Nepal and Sri Lanka to improve the lives of the poor and needy.

Charity Registration No. 1045197


Celebrity Funrdaising News:

On Dec 14th, 2007 I held a fundraising evening for SHIVA Charity & Nepal Orphans Home.  Our distinguished guest for the evening was actor, Jeremy Irons & Bob Uppington from SHIVA Charity. It proved to be a wonderful/ magical, intimate evening and funds were raised to help & create awareness. Thank you to Mr Irons and all those who made the evening possible!

In the past, a number of celebrities have helped my campaign & I am forever grateful to them.  Robin Williams, the Duchess of York- Sarah Ferguson, Dame Judi Dench, Jeremy Irons, Joanna Lumley, David Jason, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Emma Thompson, Twiggy, Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais,Kylie Minogue, Michael Palin, the late Dame Anita Roddick, Bryan Ferry, Jose Carreras, Brian Blessed, George Michael, Quentin Blake, Sir Richard Branson, Nigella Lawson, Sir Chris Bonington, Robbie Coltrane, the late Wendy Richard, Martin Kemp and many more.  It touches my heart that they chose to help when I know they are bombarded with all charity causes on a daily basis. Thank you!

Why I'm Fundraising

 The last few years have raised thousands - giving the poorest children in Nepal, Sri Lanka - and the school I personally sponsor in the Indian Himalayas, an education and a way out of poverty. SHIVA Charity (Schools Helping India Voluntary Association) is a UK based registered charity that does amazing work that I wholeheartedly stand behind.  Please contribute to change the lives of some very special children, their families and their community at large.

Having visited SHIVA schools in Nepal twice, my most recent trip was with my teenage daughter spending time with the children & staff at the school I sponsor over the border with Nepal in the Indian Himalayas.  It was a wonderful, life changing experience and I am committed to doing all I can to help raise funds for the necessities (that we take for granted) that will allow the children there to get an education & a fighting chance at life. In the past few years, we had a new building put up, toilets and electricity implemented, bought school furniture, white boards and essentials. Meeting the children & their families was such an emotional thing - the village elders literally came out to us and thanked us for doing so much. Not a dry eye in the community and a very humbling experience.

Please dig deep and sponsor me online.  Even if you just forgo that 1 cup of coffee from a well known high street chain & donate the money here, you will just about cover a month's tuition for a small child to attend school - giving them an invaluable experience & a lifetime of opportunities & experiences they may never know otherwise.

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Schools Helping India Voluntary Association (SHIVA) will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

If you have any questions, you can also email me at:  - no details will be passed on to others.

So please sponsor me now!

Many thanks for your support.


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