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SVJC Trust

SVJC Trust

Who we are

We’re a team of surgical, medical, ODP, nursing and midwifery specialists from NHS in the UK.  We provide vital procedures for those in need at a charity hospital (B.K. L. Walawalkar Hospital Diagnostic & Research Centre) in Dervan, located in one of backward region of called Konkan on the west coast of India.  The hospital’s focus is on the Ratnigiri district, Pune city and Mumbai city in the Maharashtra State, and in particular Dervan and surrounding villages.

The team is led by Dr. Sanjay Deshpande who joined the hands with few like-minded and motivated people like him and started conducting free surgery camps at Dervan way back in 2005.  Subsequently in 2009 SVJC Trust was registered with the Charity Commission, UK under the registration number 1128077.  The trust is also registered with HMRC for the gift aid purposes. 

At present following persons are the trustees of the SVJC Trust:

Shelley Grace Quantrill, Chair

Dr Sanjay Deshpande

Dr Lance Henry Cope

Eleanor Freeman

Rajeev Subhedar

Please visit the Charity Commission page SVJC TRUST - 1128077 ( to know more about the charity.

Our mission is to help people in the area meet basic needs, such as food, water, clothing, shelter and education, alongside providing vital medical aid for those who need it, regardless of caste, creed or religion.

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Charity details

Registered address
C/o Dr Sanjay Deshpande,36 Heathfield Place
Low Fell,Gateshead

0191 4878110

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