Dick Venables


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.
Only 26 days to go!

Please note Virgin Money Giving isn't responsible for the content fundraisers post on their pages, but if you see something you feel is offensive or inappropriate, please let us know and we'll look into it.

Grandad Goes Over The Top

Dick Venables

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DickVenables

I am 85 and I'm a great-grandfather!

Last year I cycled over 200 miles from Stafford across the hills of Wales to St David's to raise more than £13,000 to help at-risk girls in rural India.

This year I am cycling in the reverse direction over a higher route. I want to raise even more to help Dalit Freedom Network to build a bigger refuge shelter so that another 60 girls can be helped to escape lifetimes of exploitation and abuse.

Check out my short video about Grandad Goes Over The Top here.

Please help me achieve my target of £10,000!

Double Your Money!

Thanks to generous donors we have been able to secure match-funding so whatever you sponsor will be doubled!

Follow my progress on my Facebook Page. 

Recent donors

27.06.17 Well done Great Papa-bear! Amazing achievement, I wish you all the very best on your quest. Stay safe on your ride.

27.06.17 Good luck Dick From all at GREEN CLEEN (STAFFORD) LTD Yours local Wheelie Bin Washers

27.06.17 Be safe! Xx

23.06.17 Well done we don't see enough of the family but are proud to support you x

23.06.17 yes we do xxx uncle dick!! love john b

23.06.17 Safe pedalling. Safe journey. Will be praying for you


22.06.17 What an inspiration!

20.06.17 Wishing you the best of luck. Such a good cause.

19.06.17 Good luck and may the wind be behind you.....


14.06.17 Brilliant cause, and a great effort Dick Leigh, Phil and Jax

13.06.17 Wishing you lots of luck and much respect for what you are doing.

13.06.17 Amazing work! Best of luck from London Town x

13.06.17 Tremendous cause - and a remarkable effort.

13.06.17 Good luck Mr V you are an inspiration xx


13.06.17 You're an inspiration to us all, Dick. Take care and take it easy!

13.06.17 Go for it, Dick - the very best of luck, pedal safely and we'll see you in Stafford!

11.06.17 "It is more blessed to give than to receive."

08.06.17 Good luck grandad So proud of you Love nicola and Luis

24.05.17 Good luck, love Ken and Sharon xx

24.05.17 You are an amazing man, supporting an amazing cause. Wishing you well on your fundraising efforts, and a safe journey ahead!

24.05.17 Good luck and fair weather!

05.05.17 Go Grandad, Go!


Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
Total donors:
Last donor:
Claire Fernyhough
Offline fundraising:
Donate now