Amazon’s annual Prime Day event : 21 – 22 June

Amazon’s annual Prime Day event will be held on 21 – 22 June and this year, AmazonSmile is increasing the donation rate for Prime members.

All Prime members who activate AmazonSmile in their Amazon mobile app between now and the end of Prime Day will generate a 10x donation (that’s 5%!. We need every penny we can get to help poor Himalayan communities to get through the pandemic safely!

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Coronavirus crisis in Nepal and India

Dear friends,

Last year you were very generous in sending us donations to help our schools cope with the impact of the pandemic on their finances and teaching programmes. You sent us £3,328 in total, which is more than we expected so we were able to help more schools than the one we had in mind.  I reported on this in our last newsletter.

Last year, the pandemic was particularly bad in Europe and America, but just recently India and Nepal have been overwhelmed by the latest wave.…

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No space to play!

Dear friends,

I am trying to raise money for a small village school in Sikkim to buy and level some land in order to make a playground for the children. This has become a government requirement, and the school must comply if it is to retain its registered status. The total cost will be around £6400, and so I will need to try various ways of getting there.

It’s an expensive project because, like almost every building in Sikkim, the school has been built on a steep slope.…

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Easy fundraising!

If you’re planning to book a short break or a holiday, remember to go through #easyfundraising first! Over 250 well-known travel operators like Booking.com, LateRooms, TUI, Trainline, First Choice and ebookers will give us a donation which means more FREE money for our cause. You can get donations for booking package holidays, flights, hotel rooms, parking and trains, as well as exchanging money – it really works!
Visit: efraising.org/UnGqYnUAey

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Volunteering with HELP offers all the good things of working with a small, personal organisation: in-depth local knowledge from the HELP organisers, and the feeling that one is doing something for the first time.
Daniel CookAlgarah School