Chigubudu Primary School in Malawi – This is our 3rd year fundraising for this particular primary school in Malawi.
- Providing support, to raise money for those in need. A service, which is performed without any expectation of result or award for performing it. Performed to benefit other human beings or society.
During 2018 we started raising funds to sponsor a primary school in Southern Malawi for a whole year, called Chigubudu Primary School via Mary’s Meals, with a vision of one day ending world hunger. Chikwawa, the area where our school is, lies in a malaria endemic area in Africa. Many of these children are orphaned.
We started with 305 Primary Children to feed each year, 168 Boys & 137 Girls, which is now growing. It costs only £13.90 to feed 1 child for 1 year. Our target is to raise £4,240.00 annually. Last year, after the success of our Vintage Yoga Tea Party (18.11.18), as a team, we were the official sponsors for 2019. (20.11.18), For year 2 we actually raised, £4,741.73!!!!
During 2019, year 2, we ran 108 Sun Salutation Events, both for the Summer & Winter Solstice. We had a summer event, where classes ran from morning till night, our teachers kindly volunteering their time and our yoga community, turning up, offering this incredible energy in the studio and donating so generously. We had Vicky & Freya tirelessly massaging and Shazia Durrani, creating the most spectacularly intricate Henna designs. Thank you to Imogen Dalton (Actress/Nurse on hand if we needed), for counting each Sun Salutation and keeping the energy going. Massive Thank You also to the Sweaty Betty Glasgow Team, who gathered as much goodies as they could to ensure everyone during the 108 Sun Salutes was hydrated, fed and pampered, much appreciated! We ran a raffle with incredible prizes from @Bejialiofficial @twabirdssoaps @tlctheleafco @punjabikitchen @silvergreenjewellery @yogioils and Private sessions, 1-1’s and Multi-passes were also raffled.
This year (2019), at the end of November after a last rush up the mountains, we started a NEW yearly Event, ‘Munro Bagging’, raising the much needed funds to reach our target. This was the push we needed to become the 2020 sponsors for Chigubudu Primary School and yes we made it…just! 🙂
2020 Update – At present we have raised £1143.75 towards our 3rd year of sponsoring this particular school, including Gift Aid. (NB. Marys Meals are still to add our gift Aid, but will do over the next week!) This has been raised by our 108 Sun Salutations at the end of 2019, some more Munro Bagging money came in, thanks to Balbir and Kamilla, one of our new 2019 Yoga Teacher graduates, volunteered to teach a couple of Yoga Classes for donations! THANK YOU EVERYONE – This is YOGA x
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN PART IN OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS, THROUGHOUT THE YEARS.
OUR YOGA STUDIO HAS BEEN FUNDRAISING SINCE 2014, WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU!
You have shown true community spirit by coming together and selflessly offering your time by volunteering your time and skills, gathering things for us to sell at our Tea Parties, washing ridiculous amounts of dishes!!!,raising funds by doing all sorts (cooking meals and charging your guests, getting your hat out at parties, being sponsored, attending our in house fundraiser classes. Collecting Jeep loads for the Glaswegian refugee community, collecting undies for Africa, to help prevent attacks on young girls and woman and bringing in a tremendous amount of food for the local food banks. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, we raised funds for Glasgow’s homeless teaming up with Spirit Aid, who do incredible work.
A little bit about Marys Meals…
In 2002 Marys Meals fed 200 children, by 2010, 400,000 children were being fed every day by Marys Meals. In 2012, 700,000 children received Marys Meals and today….over 1,4million of the poorest children around the world, receive Marys Meals daily, from Africa, Asia, The Caribbean, South America and Europe. Marys Meals also supports the abandoned HIV Children of Romania, but all this good work, is only being made a reality by the kindness of people like you!
We will continue to support and keep the focus on the children of this primary school, but also on some other areas including Glasgow’s homeless and the Glasgow Refugee’s.
Ahimsa is at the heart and soul of our studio, our students and the teachers who teach here, it is important for us to offer support and give back – kindness & compassion to all, via our thoughts, our words and our actions.
‘May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and my thoughts, words and my actions somehow contribute to that freedom for all
‘lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu’ A Mantra I hold dear to my heart
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT, THIS IS THE LINK FOR YEAR 3….