Pulling on their boots

This month three seperate JustGiving campaigns have been launched by volunteers looking to raise money for our vital work in Bhutan. Emma's siser, Lucy Clarke is running the London Marathon on the 27th April. David Masterman is hoping to run the St Albans Half Marathon in June and the charities chair, Peter Williams is planning on completing the Leeds Castle triathalon in the same month. In total the trio hope to raise in excess of £2,500. Speaking about her decision to run the marathon, Lucy said "the Marathon will take perseverance, guts and courage - but if those wonderful children can do it, I'm sure I can too!" David was a keen marathon running until a stroke in 2011 left him unable to

Ted X talk now live

Emma Slade's inspiring talk about how she transformed herself from a city banker to a buddist nun is now available to watch online. The video, filmed by Ted X as part of an event organised to inspire young people in Kent, explains her inspiration behind forming the charity and challenges us all to assess how we live our lives. The twelve minute film gives an insight into the content of her forthcoming book Set Free which is published by Summersdale press in April. You can click on the link below to watch the link

The memory of Josh inspires others to give

The Josh Oliver Foundation, founded following the tragic death of 15 year old Whitstable schoolboy Josh Oliver, has this week committed itself to raising money for the charity over the coming year. Paul Oliver, father of Josh, and founder of the Foundation said " after Josh's sudden death I felt helpless. Raising money in his name has helped keep his memory alive and brought the purpose I needed to get myself back on my feet". The Foundation has so far raised over £10,000 for Child Bereavement UK, however the support that Paul recieved from Emma Slade (founder of the charity) and the age of the children we are helping in Bhutan has made him back our cause. "Every small donation made goes a r

Rural outreach programme begins

Medical staff from Tashigang hospital and staff from the Drak-tscho disabled school in the East of Bhutan have this week began rural outreach programme to locate, diagnose and support disabled children living without support. The fifteen day programme, a first for Bhutan, will see a qualified physiotherapist and staff from the charity cover over fifty square miles to visit children whose disability may have seen then isolated by their own families, stigmatised by their local communities and unable to go to school. Stuck in remote rural locations these families often lack access to basic healthcare, let alone specialist physiotherapy or disability aids. Funded by Opening Your Heart to Bhutan,

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