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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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Good luck Donna and Mark. Such a wonderful cause!
Donation by Lydia Lynch
on 23-08-2018
Good luck guys. Hope you have been training hard (but don't forget the blister plasters just in case!) With love, Steph, Shaun, Iz & Conor xxxx
Donation by Steph, Shaun, Iz & Conor
on 23-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Good luck to both of you!
Donation by Saranne
on 22-08-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Simran Branch
on 22-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck to you both. Richard, Ali, Chrissie and Tom
Donation by The Bate family
on 22-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done, and very best of luck for Saturday! Enjoy yourselves!
Donation by Jo Francis
on 22-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck Mark and Donna!
Donation by Jenny
on 22-08-2018
£3.75 gift aid
Good luck.
Donation by Helen Hallworth
on 22-08-2018
Well done to you both & good luck with your walk!
Donation by Heather Scott
on 22-08-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Very best of luck for Saturday!
Donation by Michael and Jennie
on 22-08-2018
£6.25 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

Donations closed

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