The main aims of FEAST UK are centred around attracting new sponsors for both children and the elderly and fundraising to support the wonderful work that this project is doing.
Many events take place throughout the year generating vital funds; for example in 2019 the FEASTathon, a get fit with FEAST initiative, was organised. 30 committed supporters from across the country attracted sponsorship to walk, run, swim or cycle 5253 miles – the distance between the UK and the charity in India. The £18k raised has been used to build 5 houses and 20 toilets for some of the poorest families in southern India.
In recent years the outreach in the community has involved working with 3 primary schools. Each school has organised support for FEAST in its own way. Arundel Church of England School has appointed 4 FEAST Ambassadors whose job it is to organise fundraising ideas within the school. Dorset House School support 8 children in India, each class being responsible for generating the £72 per year in sponsorship. St Philip’s Catholic Primary School take a whole school approach and have worked hard to build 2 houses in Tamil Nadu. This on-going support is of great benefit not only to the project, but also to the pupils themselves as they learn first-hand about helping the poor.
FEAST is a remarkable project that relies on people who want to make a difference. Please join us in helping to change the lives of those most in need.