SINCEREST OF THANKS
Most of you who open my website will know that for many, many years I have raised money through donations and race entry fees to support families living below the poverty line (BPL) in the southern Indian State of Kerala. Monthly donations to families have been a great asset to the families.
In addition, support has been given to individuals and families to create small, self sustaining businesses and also to provide training opportunities to provide qualifications to enable individuals to gain employment.
However, the biggest project undertaken was to raise enough money to provide an existing school with their own permanent facilities as they constantly had to move when landlords increased rents or decided to sell their property. After almost 20 years of fund raising, land and an existing property have been purchased in the name of the School and the first pupils started their education on Monday 1 November 2021. NUmbers were slightly down because of existing Covid regulations and also because of unsubstantiated fear within families.
So, may I pass on a massive THANK YOU to those of you who unknowingly help to achieve this project
SOUTH. I am looking at the possibility of organising a race in Spring or Summer 2022.
MIDLANDS. The 32nd Tour of the Derwent Valley, from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022 will be staged to coincide with the Queen's Platinum Anniversary of her accession
All other events will be run as scheduled with the provison that should things not improve with the lockdown etc, the dates will be revised.
BE SUPPORTIVE OF EACH OTHER