Fritha Vincent

Fritha Vincent

Buy a brick Appeal

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]h3[gt]The race is on to complete the community centre ahead of the grand opening on 31 July 2015...[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Adventurer, buy a brick and join our quest...[lt]/h3[gt] [p]Adventure Ashram has part-funded the build of a spectacular community centre in Kaza, Spiti Valley, India. Our love of the valley and its people began years ago when our supporters first rode through it on Royal Enfield Bullet Motorbikes. The friendly faces of the Spitians, who make up the world's last untouched Tibetan community, were impossible to forget.  These memories led an exploration by Adventure Ashram trustee, Jeremy Adam, to find a charity with an excellent track record of improving health and education in the area. The exploration led us to Joan Pollock and her charity, [url=http://www.spiti.org/]Spiti Projects.[/url][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]We met and traveled to the valley with Joan and she taught us many things about life in the valley.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Life for the Spitans is tough. For 8 months of the year they live in deep snow at -30. For the poorest people survival is a constant struggle, many families earn the majority of their annual income by growing peas during the Summer months and selling them to the Delhi restaurants as a delicacy. This form of income generation is high risk because the growing and harvesting window is short and the weather is becoming increasingly more unpredictable because of climate change. They also live on the same fault line that caused the recent earthquake in Nepal. Miraculously they were not affected.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Joan explained that there is one thing that could relieve the hardships of the poorest families and save a large proportion of their income. This is to change the way homes are built and dramatically reduce fuel bills of each household. By building with traditional techniques, such as mud bricks, the walls of people's homes would retain heat and protect against the harshest winters. The need to buy expensive wood would be removed.[/p][p][b]The building is constructed in such a way that it is earthquake resistant. [/b][lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Joan said "everyone has to feel the warmth themselves before change will happen and I have an idea how to create the opportunity for everyone to experience it." Joan explained her dream to build a community centre out of mud bricks where everyone was welcome. Her pitch was compelling and Adventure Ashram pledged £84,000. This money was raised by you and your fundraising efforts over the many adventures you have taken part in. Thank you! John Dillon and his brothers Paul and Mark, raised a further £6,000 making the total donation an incredible £90,000.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]We would like to offer you the chance to have your name, your children's names, family name or company name forever remembered in the centre itself. All you need to do is make a donation and buy a brick. Your donation will contribute towards the completion of the centre in time for the grand opening on 31 July 2015.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]To buy a brick, please make a donation below and leave a comment of how you want to appear on the plague.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]1/2 brick - please donate £25[lt]br /[gt]1 brick - please donate £50[lt]br /[gt]2 bricks - please donate £100[lt]br /[gt]5 bricks - please donate £250[lt]br /[gt]10 bricks - please donate £500[lt]br /[gt]20 bricks - please donate £1,000[/p][p]If you can, please click yes to gift aid.[/p][p][lt]br /[gt]You will receive a photo of your chosen name and certificate confirming it is in position in August. This will be sent in the post. If you are naming the brick on behalf of somebody, you will be asked to provide details so the picture and certificate can be sent to them directly. What a lovely gift this will make![/p][p][lt]br /[gt]We are also looking to welcome adventurers to partner with us on this project, for a cumulative donation of over £2,500. If you are interested in exploring this, please contact Fritha Vincent on 07824999675 or email fritha@adventureashram.org[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt][url=http://media.wix.com/ugd/6314f7_49b1cbb9db224673a42f2d65ec5a3d48.pdf]Click here[/url] to download our fact sheet about the project.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Buy a brick now and help improve the lives of Spiti people.[lt]br /[gt][lt]br /[gt]Fritha, Joan and Adventure Ashram Trustees [/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Jul 2015

Supporters


Jun 18, 2015

Sarah G

Wonderful project, great initiative to get some more donations! xx

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 18, 2015

Appassionata Limited.

I look forward to visiting the centre next month.

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 16, 2015

Anonymous

Good luck with the project!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 11, 2015

Anonymous

Looking forward to seeing the Community Centre in use!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 8, 2015

Anonymous

Good luck!

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Jun 2, 2015

Anonymous

For the Spiti Valley community!

£250.00

plus £62.50 Gift Aid


Apr 27, 2015

Fritha Vincent

Ella and Jack Vincent

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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