35 volunteers participated in a charity skydive to raise funds for these two causes.
Mr Arup Ganguly, spokesperson for Sewa International’s skydive said: “We are delighted to have raised such a large amount of money for these two causes. We are grateful to the 35 participants for their fundraising efforts and hope that the two beneficiaries are able to maintain the high level of services that they are associated with.”
On the strength of our volunteering initiative called “SewaVolunteers” – a network of volunteers cultivated by Sewa International, he added: “We recognised that by developing a volunteer network, we would be in a far stronger position and be able to make a meaningful contribution to the quality of lives of those who are less fortunate. The mobilisation of funds through the SewaVolunteers network serves to emphasise that a charitable organisation, dependent wholly on volunteers can contribute in a significant manner. We have many opportunities and would welcome others to join hands with us.”
In the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, Sewa means ‘Service’. In line with this definition, Sewa International is committed to working with local causes and charities by motivating a volunteer network to provide
their selfless service and providing their know-how, expertise, money and most importantly – by giving their time.
Sewa International is a charity of Indian origin that came into prominence when
huge natural disasters affected India. Working in partnership with business leaders, politicians, civic society and local communities, Sewa International has raised substantial funds for various calamities
We are proud to have the support of people of all backgrounds for our campaigns, appeals and volunteering projects. We are a non-sectarian and non-governmental voluntary organisation regulated & supervised by the Charity
Commission for England & Wales.
Ms. Sandra Horley, OBE, Chief Executive of Refuge said: “Domestic violence is a serious crime that destroys lives. One woman in four experience domestic violence at some point in their life and two women are killed every week in England and Wales. Sewa International’s amazing physical and fundraising efforts will help support Refuge’s life saving and life changing work.”
She added: “We’re honoured to be one of the first charities Sewa International has chosen to support in the UK – their support will make an immeasurable difference to women and children fleeing terrible violence in their own
Mr Ganguly added: “By supporting Refuge, we want to send a clear message that domestic violence is unacceptable. This money will help Refuge to reach out to the women who are living with domestic violence, or the fear of violence, and enable them to access help. This is an incredible important area to support and
it’s gratifying to know that this money raised by Sewa International will help in saving lives.”
ON MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT:
Mr. Ciaran Devane, CEO of Macmillan Cancer Support said: “I am delighted that the staff of Sewa International have chosen to improve the lives of people affected by cancer by donating this fantastic amount of money – £20,000* – that they have raised to Macmillan Cancer Support. This will go towards a specialist
Macmillan Pharmacist. The pharmacist will make a real difference to the lives of cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy treatment by ensuring that patients’ vital chemotherapy drugs are available when they need them, they are up to date, and they are effective. And the Pharmacist will provide reliable support and information about the
medication and any side-effects patients might experience.
On Macmillan Cancer Support, Arup Ganguly said: “Sewa International’s contribution towards the provision of a specialist pharmacist will ensure that chemotherapy drugs are available when cancer sufferers need them and that those provided are the most up to date and effective. Moreover, they will enable patients to have high quality information about
their medication and any side effects they might experience”