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Tanu Flaherty and the Salaam Baalak Trust

Posted on: November 8th 2018Student Success +0 More

Just before October half term, one of our students, Tanu Flaherty, ran a stall selling drinks and snacks to raise funds for the Salaam Baalak Trust. This is what Tanu wrote: 

"Hello, I'm Tanu Flaherty (Year 10) and I was running a charity stall in the last week of half term to raise money for the Salaam Baalak Trust. Last Easter I visited the Trust on my travels around India, and we took a suitcase filled with books, stationery, sweets and some of my old toys. Based in New Delhi, the volunteers care for homeless children living on the streets of India, who would otherwise be abandoned.

Once I returned to England, I really wanted to help this worthy cause, so I put my photography, Indian merchandise, my mum's cooking expertise and framed photos of Mr Jenkins to good use. It took a lot of sweat, tears and Indian Bhajias before it was ready!

I am extremely pleased to announce the new total of money raised so far - £230! We had some last minute donations to include from friends & family from my dad's facebook advertisement, and Mrs Redfern, but I couldn't have done it without our charitable Court Moor clan. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, bought stuff, or even popped in to see my stall. I also am really grateful for the support and help from my friends and form tutor, they gave up their breaktimes to make sure everything ran as smooth as a mango lassi drink. A final shoutout goes to Mrs Miller for assisting me in making it happen.

£230 could either...

  • feed 10 children for 1 month/ one child for 10 months
  • reunite nearly 8 children with their families
  • give 21 children a basic medical check up per year

I will keep you updated with any progress regarding the donations. Thanks!"

What a great achievement, well done Tanu!