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[p]On the 6th June 2020, Tom Taylor, Ollie Kirwan and Peter Kingston will be attempting to walk 100km across the South Downs in under 24 hours, in aid of the OSCAR Foundation and their COVID-19 appeal. The money raised will go towards providing basic provisions such as rice, lentils and sugar. £15 provides a family of 5 with 2 weeks worth of supplies. [/p][p]Tom spent a month in January out in Mumbai working in the slum communities with OSCAR. Since returning, the situation has significantly worsened due to COVID-19. Eight or more family members share one room, are forced to sleep in shifts, with no running water or sanitation. Social distancing is almost impossible in the crowded slums, with toilet facilities shared amongst thousands of people. [/p][p]OSCAR Foundation (Organization for Social Change, Awareness and Responsibility) is a Mumbai-based football for development non-profit focused on creating youth role models in low-income communities in India. Many of the children live in the slums, and their families struggle to put food on the table every day.[/p][p]The goal of OSCAR is to encourage them to stay in education, through the medium of sport and leadership, so that they can gain qualifications, and break themselves out of the poverty cycle. Click here to see more of their work: [url=https://oscar-foundation.org/]https://oscar-foundation.org[/url][/p][p]Families reliant on daily wages, with no savings, have lost jobs and with it the guarantee of enough food each day. A challenging life has become incredibly tough for families and they are afraid of what the future holds. [/p][p]The OSCAR India team has supplied close to 1,000 families with basic food provisions, but everyday the need gets greater.[/p][p]Even £5 will support a family of 5 for up to a week; no matter how big or small the donation, it will go a really long way. [/p][p]#stayactive4OSCAR[/p]