- 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.
Sponsorship for Chigubudu Primary School in Malawi
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. After the success of our Vintage Yoga Tea Party (18.11.18), as a team, we are now the official sponsors for 2019. Todays total (20.11.18), we have actually raised £4,741.73.
Our next challenge is to raise the same amount, so we can sponsor the school for 2020. At present, 24.06.19, we have raised £1, 354.50 towards our new target of £4, 240.00, which has to be completed by end of Nov 2019.
We have started with our Summer Solstice 108 Sun Salutations, being last Saturday 22nd June and our Sunday fundraising day on the 23rd. Classes from morning till night, our teachers kindly volunteering their time and our yoga community, turning up, adding to the incredible energy in the studio and donating so generously. 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 raised a whopping £1141.44!!!! THANK YOU
Last year we received the note below from Marys Meals, lets see if we can do the same again this year.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN PART IN OUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS, THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. OUR YOGA STUDIO HAS BEEN FUNDRAISING SINCE 2014, WE COULDNT 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 attack on young girls and woman and bringing in a tremendous amount of food for the local food banks
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 1,362,586 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 and our actions.
‘May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and my thoughts and my actions somehow contribute to that freedom for all”lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu’ Mantra
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE TO THIS PROJECT, THIS IS THE LINK….