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Providing livelihoods in North and East Sri Lanka

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Mark and Donna Penney
Appealing for livelihood support in Sri Lanka

We are raising funds to provide complete livelihood solutions for poverty stricken families in the North and East of Sri Lanka

Raising money for
Assist Resettlement & Renaissance

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Following a visit to the North and East of Sri Lanka in the summer of 2016, we were struck by two things in particular – how desperately poor innocent victims of the civil war still are, and how dependent they are on the life changing work of charities like Assist RR and IMHO.

Between them, these charities continue to provide extraordinary support in education, healthcare and livelihood projects in war torn areas.
Their latest joint venture - to provide funds to buy fishing boats, engines and nets - will transform the lives of very many families, and we'd like to help them raise as much money as possible to do so.

A boat, engine and fishing nets costs approximately £2800 (approx $3800). For every £1400 (50%) raised by Assist RR and IMHO, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Resettlement will match this with a soft loan for the remaining 50%.
As each boat will be shared by two families, every £700 provided for Assist RR and IMHO will make a huge difference.

  • Every £700 ($950) raised - provides a family with an indefinite and decent income
  • Every £1400 ($1900) raised - provides a boat, engine and nets for two families to share

Event details

55KM South Coast Challenge - Eastborne to Hove

Our goal is to raise enough funds to help 20+ families, with a sponsored 55 KM walk from Eastbourne to Hove - in one day - on August 25th 2018. Yikes!
No donation is too big or too small. We hope to raise funds from friends, family and Tamil diaspora all over the world. Assist RR and IMHO have previously had very generous support from Tamil diasporas in the UK, USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Europe and elsewhere and we hope that they will again support this life-changing livelihood appeal.

Name a boat!
If any individual donor, group of donors, family, organisation, company or community would like to fund a boat in full, (£1400 or $1900) you may choose a name and/or logo for the boat and we will send you photographs of the named boat being handed over to families whose lives you will transform. 

With your support we are very happy to endure short term pain... for long term gain!

Thank you very much,

Mark & Donna :-)

Donations in the UK (Gift Aid)  & USA ( via the IMHO/needs page) are tax deductible.


Event date

25-August-2018 08:00  - 
25-August-2018 20:00

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Event is completed


1 Hampden Park Drive,
Appealing for livelihood support in Sri Lanka,
East Sussex,
BN22 9QR,
United Kingdom

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Donation by Bertie and Romola.Darwin,Australia
on 18-12-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Top people, big hearts, honest and good with I suspect huge leg muscles! Sending love, Lou :)
Donation by Louise Rooney
on 12-10-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Fantastic cause - a massive well done!
Donation by Aisling & Piers :)
on 19-09-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Wow! What an inspiring pair. Congratulations. The Trainers
Donation by Sarah Trainer
on 14-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good luck with your project! We wish you the best and hope you continue inspiring all those around you.
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Thank you for doing this.
Donation by Logesh Yogarajah
on 08-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done! Happy to support such a worthwhile cause and one with which you have been so personally involved.
Donation by Anne gahan
on 04-09-2018
Congratulations on your amazing achievement!
Donation by The Wilsons x
on 04-09-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Awesome achievement guys! We knew you'd do it! Congratulations! Katie, Paul and girls x
Donation by Katie Ferris
on 02-09-2018
£18.75 gift aid
A truly inspiring initiative - an excellent example for our children to follow; Well done both!
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-08-2018
£37.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £15,675.00
Offline Donations: £1,434.50
Total Raised: £17,109.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £20,065.75

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