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Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

Fundraising challenge for Bath primary school

Local Bath primary school, St Philip's have teamed up with us to raise funds for a project in Sierra Leone. On Monday 13th July 2015, Louise Kirby-Garton (CEO Wherever the Need), Senesi Fawundu The Right Honourable MP for Pujehun District, Sierra Leone and his wife Mariama Fawundu, visited St Philip's primary school to meet the staff and children. [caption id="attachment_9291" align="aligncenter" width="608"]

Get ready for Dinners for Dignity

June 18, 2014  |   Events,Fundraising,General news,Sierra Leone   |

Get ready for Dinners for Dignity

1st - 31st October 2014 This October, you can save lives from your kitchen. Dinners for Dignity is an exciting and easy way for you to fundraise without having to run a marathon or climb a mountain. Simply hold a dinner party for your friends, and ask them for donations in return for the meal.  You don’t have to cook a 3 course dinner; you could throw a house party, ...

Festival Kenya a roaring success

January 27, 2014  |   Events,Featured project,General news,Kenya,Water   |

Festival Kenya a roaring success

Over £60,000 raised for water in Kenya On November 21st last year, over 400 people came together in the heart of London to raise money for a sustainable water project in northern Kenya. We set out to re-imagine the black tie dinner, and laid on an evening of entertainment to celebrate Kenya's rich culture. With Dawa cocktails, Samburu dancing and a London debut fashion show from FAFA, our ...

Hosting our first conference in India

September 24, 2013  |   Events,General news,India,Uncategorized   |

Hosting our first conference in India

In August, Wherever the Need India organised a conference in Pondicherry. The conference centred on The Sunley Foundation funded research project that we have been undertaking for the past two years. The research project, a collaboration with Annamalai University, one of the largest Universities in SE Aasia, is a three year programme monitoring the agricultural benefits of ‘human’ compost and fertiliser – something of which our ecosan ...

Art for charity in Bath

July 01, 2013  |   Events,Fundraising,General news   |

Art for charity in Bath

Popped up in Bath Local art exhibition in Bath throughout July will raise funds for our sanitation projects For the month of July 2013, 7 Abbey Green in Bath will be the home of Popped Up Art - a selection of work by 15 local artists available to the public at affordable prices. There will be glass, ceramic, silver, paintings, prints, textiles and a ...

Ripples London to Paris cycle challenge

April 09, 2013  |   Events,Fundraising,General news   |

Ripples London to Paris cycle challenge

Ripples rides for toilets Bathroom retailer Ripples have been dedicated supporters of Wherever the Need for several years now, having already raised £10,000 for eco-toilets, clean water and a livelihood programme in Tamil Nadu, India. Showrooms all over the country have been taking part in the fundraising activities, and this latest challenge will bring staff together from around the UK. On 16th May, a team of 21 cyclists will ...

Bath Half Marathon 2013

March 04, 2013  |   Events,General news,India,Sanitation   |

Bath Half Marathon 2013

Almost 40 runners completed the Bath Half Marathon for Wherever the Need on Sunday 3rd March. This was a brilliant turnout considering that this year was the first year that we have officially participated in the Bath Half Marathon. Whilst the weather was slightly chilly, our team weren’t disheartened, and dove enthusiastically into the challenge. Together, the team has raised ...

Ripples London to Paris Bike Ride

July 05, 2012  |   Events,General news,Projects,Uncategorized   |

Ripples London to Paris Bike Ride

You may well have heard about our partnership with Ripples Bathrooms, who are helping to raise funds for our project in the village of Arasur in Tamil Nadu, India. Well the fundraising recently reached new gruelling highs with Paul Crow, Managing Director of Ripples Ltd, cycling unsupported from London to Paris.  The 200 miles trip, via Newhaven, Dieppe and Giesors, took him three days, ...

Charity Winter Ball Update

May 21, 2012  |   Events,General news,India   |

Charity Winter Ball Update

Winter Ball raises £85,000 for project in India In December 2011, over 460 people gathered for the Just Need Ball at The Dorchester Hotel in London, to support the work we are doing in India. Organised by an experienced committee made up of well known figures in the commercial property field, the evening, at which Michael Portillo was the guest speaker, was a great success and raised a ...

Always a champion in our eyes

March 05, 2012  |   Events,General news,Kenya   |

Always a champion in our eyes

As the Bath half Marathon draws near, we are lucky enough to have some wonderful supporters running to raise funds for Wherever the Need's work. Oliver Gould is one such person, running the half-marathon twice in one day in memory of his good friend Jessica Gunn, who was sadly taken from her family and friends last Summer. ...

Exclusive Art Offer

February 28, 2012  |   Events,General news   |

Exclusive Art Offer

London gallery IAP Fine Art is offering you £50 off the normal £550 purchase price for a limited edition Chris Gollon print. From each purchase £150 will be donated to Wherever The Need *   There are only 40 of the 100 silk-screen prints left, each signed and numbered by the artist. This wonderful image of Albert Einstein is an official study for the painting

The Big Garden Give

August 02, 2011  |   Events,General news   |

The Big Garden Give

Thanks to the Big Give, for one day only, Sir Alec Reed will open his award winning Manor House gardens to the public. Join them for a chance to see these magnificent gardens, and even enjoy a picnic or cream tea in the grounds.   Tickets are £5 each, and can be bought from the Big Give here. Upon entry, the Big Give will give each visitor a ...

The world walks for World Water Day

February 08, 2011  |   Events,General news,Sanitation,Water   |

The world walks for World Water Day

You can raise awareness of sanitation and water issues... The World Walks for Water is a global event from 19-22 March 2011, that aims to raise awareness of the world’s current water and sanitation crisis, and critically, demand strong government action to stop the needless deaths of 4000 children every day. Millions of people walk 6 kilometres every day just to collect water for their basic needs. Billions have ...

World Toilet Day, November 19th

World Toilet Day, November 19th

November 19th is World Toilet Day. Join the Big Squat! A day to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world's population) who don't have access to toilets and proper sanitation. Where there are no toilets: 2.6 billion people worldwide are without access to proper sanitation, which risks their health, strips their ...

Not just another bog standard charity event

November 09, 2010  |   Events,General news,Sanitation   |

Not just another bog standard charity event

Our Doorway to Dignity campaign reached new heights last week as stars from the stage, sports field, music world, political arena and the arts helped us raise £40,000 to provide sanitation for people in the developing world. Famous faces from Conservative leader David Cameron to actor Kenneth Branagh, pop star Geri Halliwell to model Lily Cole submitted artwork which was auctioned at London's Tabernaccle club last Thursday night ...

Get involved in our charity auction!

October 29, 2010  |   Events,General news   |

Get involved in our charity auction!

As you may know our Doorway to Dignity auction event takes place next Thursday, November 4th. Of course, the items in the main auction will go to the highest bidder on the night, but the silent auction is open to everybody. So why not join in? Here is the full list: http://wherevertheneed.org.uk/how-you-can-help/doorway-to-dignity/ All celebrity artwork has a starting bid of £50 All artists work has a starting bid of ...