Phin Lyman

Charity

The Kohima Educational Trust
The purpose of the trust is to provide educational assistance to the young people of Nagaland, India in order to repay the debt of honour owed for their unstinting help given to the 2nd Division and other British Army units during the battles of 1944. Kohima, a town set high among jungle-covered hills in Nagaland in North East India near the border with Myanmar (Burma), was the site of an epic battle in the war against Japan. In April 1944 the town was besieged by a Japanese division spearheading what they hoped would be the invasion of India. The town of Kohima was completely destroyed, but this did not prevent the local inhabitants from supporting the British and Indian troops as guides, porters and combatants. For sixty years after the battle the veterans met annually in York to remember their fallen comrades who lie buried in the war cemetery on the Kohima Ridge, the scene of the most bitter fighting. As the veterans planned their final reunion in 2004, they resolved to found the Kohima Educational Trust (KET) as a debt of honour to the Naga people. The trust is seen by its founders both as a means of sustaining the memory of the courage and sacrifice of those who fought and died in the battle, and of honouring the Nagas who were their allies in the war through assisting the education of succeeding generations of Naga children. This is being done in collaboration with the Kohima Educational Society (KES), a charity formed by leading Naga citizens in response to the formation of the Kohima Educational Trust.
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Phin Lyman 2017 London Marathon

Fundraiser: 
Phin Lyman

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

I'm so excited to spend my 21st birthday running the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon in aid of the Kohima Educational Trust. I can't wait to raise as much as I can for the KET having visited Kohima myself and seen the amazing work they do there a number of years ago.

The purpose of the trust is to provide educational assistance to the young people of Nagaland, India in order to repay the debt of honour owed for their unstinting help given to the 2nd Division and other British Army units during the battles of 1944. Kohima, a town set high among jungle-covered hills in Nagaland in North East India near the border with Myanmar (Burma), was the site of an epic battle in the war against Japan. In April 1944 the town was besieged by a Japanese division spearheading what they hoped would be the invasion of India. The town of Kohima was completely destroyed, but this did not prevent the local inhabitants from supporting the British and Indian troops as guides, porters and combatants.  

The trust is seen by its founders both as a means of sustaining the memory of the courage and sacrifice of those who fought and died in the battle, and of honouring the Nagas who were their allies in the war through assisting the education of succeeding generations of Naga children.

Any contribution, no matter how big or small, would be greatly appreciated and would go towards a great cause! Thank you

Recent donors

27.05.17 Well done on completing the London Marathon 2017 on your 21st Birthday! Fantastic!! Jacinta Ruby (ME EM)

05.05.17 Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo Fundraising Lounge. We hope you had a great marathon.

03.05.17 Hope the run went well. Happy belated birthday Lots of love The Fosters

25.04.17

24.04.17 Phin, Happy Birthday! Awesome job today, well done. Love, Pete, Nicki, Henry and Helena

23.04.17 Good Luck with the ket brother. Hope to see you soon

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22.04.17 Good luck Phin Richard Clare Moon

21.04.17 All the very best wishes for a great run this weekend and a happy 21st celebration afterwards! Jonathan and Jenny Perry

19.04.17 Happy Birthday Phin, what a day you will have, sending you love and best wishes The Robinsons x

17.04.17 Best of luck hope hope you reach your target.

15.04.17 All the best to you Phin - a most enterprising way to spend your 21st birthday ! This comes in happy and loving memory of Philip Brownless - who knew the jungle area in Nagaland all too well - and adored the people !

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11.04.17 Good luck Phin and thank you for supporting KET. Padma

07.04.17 Good Luck Phin! A big thank you from KET social media team! And Happy Birthday!

06.04.17 Well done Phin and Happy 21st!!!!!

02.04.17 What a way to spend your 21st Birthday. Thanks again for your generosity of spirit. Lots of love Sylvia and Rob

26.03.17 Good luck! Can't wait to see you smash it xx

24.03.17 The money you raise is going to a great cause. Well done.

24.03.17 I had a great time with your Dad visiting the orphanage in Kohima. Good luck!

22.03.17 Happy 21st Phin! Wave to us when you go past Surrey Quays.

21.03.17 You should take your father with you training. He needs it.

12.03.17 Good luck Phin, from Hugh and Anne Young.

£2,810.00

Running total

Target:
£4,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£3,111.25
Total donors:
37
Last donor:

27.05.17  
Offline fundraising:
£1,150.00
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