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The 2018 Winchester College expedition to Ladakh

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Winchester College

Building residential accommodation and trekking in the mountains of Ladakh.

Raising money for
Lotus Flower Trust

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Winchester College has a long association with The Lotus Flower Trust. Substantial amounts of money have been raised for the Trust's projects and the impact on the boys involved has been profound. The Trust raises money to build homes, schools and orphanages for poor children, whose parents often live on less than one dollar a day, and who live in the remote areas of India. The projects are chosen in conjunction with the local villagers. They are sustainable and have lasting benefit for the children, whose lives are changed for ever.

Event details

Building for the PAGIR Centre for Special Needs

PAGIR is set in the barren hillside close to the village of Saboo Ayu, a few miles east of Leh the capitol town of Ladakh. It was set up in 2007 by an extremely bright disabled Muslim man, confined to a wheelchair as he no use of his arms and legs. When the Trust first visited they had a small building used as an office and workshop, and two prefabricated buildings used for storage. In the Leh area there are 3,000 Special Needs adults and children and that arrangement was far from adequate.

As part of the cultural experiences offered to the Winchester College team of 2017, the boys and their teachers visited PAGIR. The exchange with the people here was extraordinary and all were visibly moved by the experience. The students almost bought out all the products made by the users of the centre.

The students were so moved by what they saw they themselves suggested the 2018 and 2019 teams should adopt PAGIR as a project: fundraising £65,000 over 2 years for the construction of hostel accommodation for residents, their families and volunteers to use. This year we start on this project.

Event date

14-October-2017 00:00  - 
31-July-2018 00:00

Event type

Overseas challenge

Event is completed


well done George-sorry we will miss your dinner
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-08-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done George M on all your hard work. A wonderful expedition- congratulations to you all.
Donation by The Thresh Family
on 31-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Better late than never.. well done Ollie and everyone. Fantastic achievement for a wonderful cause.
Donation by Anonymous
on 15-07-2018
£50.00 gift aid
Great cause. Good Luck George M.
Donation by Robert and Aurora Porter
on 13-07-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good Luck GEORGE W!! Remember to use a plumb line - S, G, M & C xxx
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-06-2018
Well done with your cycle, great effort!
on 25-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Fred !
Donation by Liz and Simon belither
on 21-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
This is an exciting and wonderful thing to be taking part in. Good Luck Freddie XX
Donation by Alsops All
on 19-06-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Freddie !
Donation by Andrew and Margot Don
on 19-06-2018
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £6,060.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £6,060.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £6,970.00

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