Dick Venables

Charity

Dalit Freedom Network
Dalit Freedom Network UK is a trafficking prevention organisation working on behalf of Dalits - Untouchables - in India. India has more than four times as many modern day slaves as any other country in the world. 9 in 10 victims are Dalits. We work to expand and develop the capacity of our Indian partners to prevent human trafficking and modern slavery in India, particularly among Dalits, Tribals and other poor and marginalised communities. They do this through education, economic empowerment and healthcare as well as bespoke anti-trafficking programmes. We particularly focus on tackling the Jogini system of ritual sex slavery in southern India. We also raise awareness in the UK about the issue in India and work with people of influence to address the problems. Help us to FREE A CHILD, FREE A WOMAN, FREE A COMMUNITY.
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GRANDAD'S TOUR DE WALES

Fundraiser: 
Dick Venables

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Great Grandad (Dick Venables) will attempt the 200 mile bike ride from Stafford to St.Davids using actual and off route mileage, aiming to finish at St.Davids, accompanied by a posse of family and friends, on Saturday June 25th.

 *See up to date photos of my training & progress throughout the bike ride below*

In loving memory of Grandma Caty Venables, who worked hard over sixty years to bring so much comfort and happiness into our lives.

Grandma Caty and I were married in August 1954, in the Hague in Holland, the town where she was born. As a child she had known the difficulties of the war years and the German occupation and as a teenager she suffered the loss of her father and then her mother. I know that as our children and then grandchildren and then great grandchildren arrived, although she seldom spoke of it, it was a sadness in her life that she was never able to share the happiness and heartaches of our family life with her own mum and dad. I think this made her all the more determined to create a happy and secure home for our own growing family. We celebrated sixty years of marriage shortly before her final illness became apparent. 
In loving memory of Grandma Caty Venables, who worked hard over sixty years to bring so much happiness into our lives.
Grandma Caty and I were married in August 1954, in the Hague in Holland, the town where she was born. As a child she had known the difficulties of the war years and the German occupation and as a teenager she suffered the loss of her father and then her mother. I know that as our children and then grandchildren and then great grandchildren arrived, although she seldom spoke of it, it was a sadness in her life that she was never able to share the happiness and heartaches of our family life with her own mum and dad. I think this made her all the more determined to create a happy and secure home for our own growing family. We celebrated sixty years of marriage shortly before her final illness became apparent. 

The aim of this challenge is:

- To celebrate the memory of Grandma Caty and 60 years of family holidays in Wales.

- To raise money to expand the Pratigya childrens shelter from 40 to 100 beds and provide another 50 short term beds for women and girls from vunerable situations. This shelter provides care and support for girls from poor and marginalised communities in the southern indian state of Telangana who are most vunerable to being forced into ritual sex slavery. They are only given places in the shelter with the full agreement of their mother. Through the shelter, girls are able to recieve basic healthcare, quality eductation, emotional support, counselling, nutritious diet and to experience a loving caring environment.

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31.08.16 Congrats, well done

05.08.16 FROM ALL THE CHILDREN AND STAFF AT STAFFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

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13.07.16 Fantastic job done . Enjoyed following the tour on Facebook

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11.07.16 Very well done and great charity.

08.07.16 WELL DONE

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06.07.16 Congratulations

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04.07.16 Congratulations on completing the cycle.

£11,524.65

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£12,408.15
Total donors:
206
Last donor:
Violet Allan
01.09.16  
Offline fundraising:
£592.00
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