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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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Wishing you both all the best- Good luck! Amy and Simon Griffiths
Donation by Amy Griffiths
on 21-08-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good cause
Donation by Veluppillai Jegendirabose
on 21-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
What an amazing charity you are both inspirational x Best wishes and “best foot” forward. Love Gary Annie and Ben x
Donation by Annie and Gary Osborne
on 20-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Hi Mark, Good Luck. Love & strength to you & your family. God bless you. Rohan
Donation by Rohan Joseph
on 18-08-2018
£25.00 gift aid
You are doing a wonderful work keep it up and thank you all and god bless. Best of regards Ragu
Donation by Raguraj Thavarajah
on 15-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Great cause - good luck.
Donation by Matt, Rach, Zara & Rhys Collinson
on 13-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Gd luck and well done! for your help our people , congratulations!!!
Donation by Kandiah Rajendra
on 11-08-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Good Luck and for a great cause. All the very best, Paige & Maisie Redfern
Donation by Claire Redfern
on 09-08-2018
£7.50 gift aid
Fantastic! Look forward to hear all about it when you are home. Take care.
Donation by Sue Botterill
on 07-08-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done to the Penneys & happy walking!
Donation by The Warringtons
on 07-08-2018
£12.50 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

Donations closed

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