Indian fun day has a serious message - The Rugby Observer

Indian fun day has a serious message

Rugby Editorial 17th Apr, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

A FUND-RAISING day was held at Clifton Primary School in support of efforts to improve the lives of children living in the slums in New Delhi.

Pupils took part in a sponsored run and walk last Wednesday morning before enjoying afternoon and evening of activities in aid of charity ASHA which provides healthcare and education to people living in over 50 slum communities.

The £500 raised will go towards the cost of computer equipment for children being educated in Anna Nagar where head teacher David Briggs and deputy head Nicola Burbery spent a week in October last year.

The school has so far raised over £5,000 for the ASHA charity.

ASHA which was founded in 1988 by Dr Kiran Martin, a graduate from Delhi University, who initially went into the slums to treat victims of a cholera outbreak.

“The whole day was a huge success and enjoyed by all,” said Mrs Burbery.

Joe and Joel give the day the thumbs up (s)

Pupils line up for the sponsored run (s)

Finn Dicey, Jay Smith, and Ellie Bostridge make samosas. 14.014.020.rug.jm1

Indian chef Kamaldeep Gill gives Dilan Goodwin, Alabama Edwards, Morgan Hill and Nacy Yearby lessons in making Bombay potatoes and tarka dall. 14.014.020.rug.jm2

Pupils Katy Fell, Evie Ubbersax, Nicole Morgan, Samuel Pipes and Callum Robbins with head teacher David Brookes and deputy head teacher Nicola Burbery, and ASHA’s Freddy Martin. Pictures by Jon Mullis 14.014.020.rug.jm4 (

Head teacher David Briggs and deputy head Nicola Burbery during their trip to India in October (s)

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