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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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Donations accepted until 25-08-2019

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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 both of you. Thank you for raising funds for innocent victims of war.
Donation by V.Sivakumar
on 13-06-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Thank you for helping the innocent victims of the war.
Donation by Dr. Wimal
on 13-06-2018
£625.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10-06-2018
£280.00 gift aid
Wishing you both the best of luck for a great cause xx
Donation by Pervinder, Kaly, Kyra and Zara
on 10-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Fantastic! I hope to return one day and see your boats in action! Best of luck xx
Donation by The Blackhursts
on 06-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck with reaching your target!
Donation by Brian and Claire
on 04-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck too you both! I just got blisters from playing 36 holes of golf :)
Donation by Anonymous
on 04-06-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Best of luck to you guys - great cause! Lots of love from Isabella & Carla Rose xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by The Burkes
on 02-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Lynn Jenkins
on 01-06-2018

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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