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King’s College London Charity Diwali Show to raise funds for Educate for Life

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The King’s College London Charity Diwali Show is one of the largest and most prestigious annual student shows in the UK.  Every year they raise funds to support the cause of selected charities. The KCL Charity Diwali Show is supporting us as a charity partner for the second year running. Here is a guest blog from King’s College Diwali Show Committee Secretary, Vanisha Amin, where she gives a brief background to the show and the reasons why they have chosen to partner with us.

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Support from Seleena

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I just got a great email from a Miss Seleema Grewal, younger sister of Jas, Educate for Life trustee. Unbeknownst to me Seleena has been busy at school with her year 7 class, telling everyone about Educate for Life, having votes on different fundraising ideas and events such as a summer sports tournament, and garnering support to have Educate for Life selected as school charity for the next academic year. Brilliant stuff!

They recently had a homework to make Educate for Life posters. Here’s Seleena’s poster:

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Love is in the air…

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…That’s right…’Educate for Life’ Love is in the air! On Saturday 11th February, Ash, Jas and myself attended a Valentines Dinner and Dance held at The Grange, (Beddington Park, South London) in aid of Educate for Life. The evening commenced with a short presentation from Ash, highlighting the core principles of Educate for Life and an insight into how Hunar Ghar works (with the help of Ed’s recent video clip). The response this triggered from family and friends was quite overwhelming. With just over 100 guests present, the evening was a tremendous success in ensuring that we remain financially sustainable. To date, funds raised are:

  • £396 monthly donations pledged
  • £3,251 one off donations

We would like to thank everyone who attended the event and have contributed to Hunar Ghar. Needless to say, we really appreciate your donations and support offered in other ways. Events such as these are a great way for us to reflect on what we have achieved and share our future visions with you. Aside from the financial aspect, what is equally as valuable is ‘word of mouth’ generated off the event. We all spoke to numerous people on the night who were buzzing with ideas on how they could help and add value to Educate for Life. Moreover, we were presented with a PR opportunity which will help to further spread the ‘Educate for Life’ word.

For those who were a bit pre-occupied getting their groove on the dance floor, and were unable to give us your standing order forms, please contact Jas (jas@educateforlife.org.uk) if you are interested in making a monthly donation. Alternatively, this can also be done via our VirginMoneyGiving page. We place great importance in keeping you updated on how your money has helped and the developments to which it has contributed to at Hunar Ghar. If for some reason we do not have your email address, please email ed@educateforlife.org.uk to be included in our mailing list and receive our fab newsletters! Additionally, if there are any other ways you can think you can help us, please do get in touch with myself (shivani@educateforlife.org.uk)  or the rest of the team.

Finally, a massive thank you is due to Hina and Rajan Amin, and the rest of the team who were involved in organising this event.