Raising Funds for Memorial School

On 22 July 2007, a number of us will be cycling 58 miles from Victoria Park in Bethnal Green in east London, to Priory Park in Southend-on-Sea, to raise money for the Buwan Kothi International Trust.

The Buwan Kothi International Trust was set up in 2006 to raise money for rural regeneration projects in Haryana in northern India. Gilly was a founding trustee with Debbie and other family and friends based in London and Leamington Spa. The inspiration for the establishment of the Trust was the wonderful welcome given by the people of Buwan Kothi, a small and isolated farming community in Haryana, to everyone who attended Gilly and Debbie's wedding there in December 2005.

In the first two years, the aim was always to raise funds to build a primary school in Buwan Kothi, but this has been given an even greater significance by Gilly's passing. The Trust now aims to name the school in memory of Gilly and we need to raise £50,000 to build and equip the Gilly Singh Mundy School and Resource Centre by the summer of 2008.

So far, those taking part in the cycle ride have managed to raise over £7000.

If you would like sponsor one of those taking part, you can do so by visiting the blog we have set up at
cyclists4bkit.blogspot.com

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