Team Solihull’s next ultra-challenge to raise funds for clean water wells
An appeal to friends and supporters of Assist RR & IMHO USA to help us reach our fundraising Goal of £18,000
We are taking on our next ultra-challenge in the hope that you will sponsor us. Your support would help us provide constant access to clean, uncontaminated water supplies for families and school children across the Upcountry, North and East.
Many of Sri Lanka's poorest people do not have regular and safe access to uncontaminated running water. This gives rise to a range of health, hygiene and hydration issues, which in turn adversely affect both livelihoods and education.
Many children are missing school because of contaminated water illnesses and many teenage girls are missing even more of their education due to inadequate sanitary facilities at school when menstruating.
At a time of severe downward economic pressure on Sri Lanka’s most disenfranchised people, the poorest families don’t have the means to cultivate sufficient fruit and vegetables for their own use or to sell surplus yields to generate livelihood income without easy access to running water.
The Solution - Clean Water Wells
We are fundraising to build wells for families and to provide uncontaminated water supplies for schools without. Our team of over 20 members would be very grateful if you would sponsor us in taking on a 50KM Ultra Challenge Walk in one day. We want to transform the health of our beneficiaries, teach them to grow crops for their own use, and to sell, and we want to keep their children in school.
A typical shallower dug-out well currently costs about £500 and a deeper tubed borehole well costs approximately £1000.
Should individual or family donors sponsor a well in full, we will include a naming plaque and send photos in return.
Our Charity Partnerships
Assist RR UK, IMHO USA and Well-Being (Sri Lanka) will work in partnership to raise funds, identify those most in need, implement the building of water wells and deliver on their efficacy.
We will also partner with the Agricultural Faculty of Jaffna University to provide the beneficiaries with seed packages and training in optimising the growth of high yield crops for personal and livelihood benefits.
The HUGE Incentive
The Board of IMHO USA will very generously match everything you donate, up to $20,000 (circa £18,000). This paves the way for us to double our impact, if we can raise £18,000 with your help.
Our Pledge & Your Donations
100% of donations made here or via our international donations below will go directly towards this project. All we need now is your support to make it happen. UK based donors, can seamlessly donate via app or online banking by clicking the Donate now link at the top of this page. Please Add Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.
You can find out more about the Water Wells campaign here: Assist RR Water Wells Campaign
Our Ultra-Challenge – the 50km Windsor Challenge
The community of Solihull School has been a long-term supporter of Sri Lanka’s poorest people. Having previously raised funds for numerous education, health care and livelihood projects our team of staff, pupils and parents, past and present, will take on the 50KM Easter Challenge from Windsor Racecourse, looping through the Great Park, Windsor Castle, Runnymede and along the Thames Path on 1st April 2023.
We would very much appreciate your support in transforming lives for the better and we look forward to keeping donors up to date with developments.
With very best wishes,
Mark, Donna, Max & Amelia Penney
Rachel, Sean, Harry & Charlie Morgan
Hannah & Matt Grace
Colette & Felicity McArthur
Dr Mayooran Shanmuganathan
Dr Gunaratnam Shyamalan & Lucy Lunt
Jess Harris, Marci Hartland & Hayley Miles
Manjit Ajimal, Mandy Garside & Matt Smith
Lucy Harper, Lucie Ray-Barrett & Adam Penney
Phil Green & Vanessa Patel (Support Vehicles)
Louis Roach (50 KM across the Jaffna Peninsula on May 1st 2023)