Karen and Trev going the extra mile for children’s food and education

Karen Dunstan, our General Counsel and Trevor DaCosta our Finance Director are taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on 8th October 2017 to raise money for The Akshaya Patra Foundation, our corporate charity. We would really appreciate your support: Please donate!

As well as fundraising for this event, Urban Exposure is assisting Akshaya Patra increase their corporate sponsorship base in the UK. If you’re inspired by their story and interested in some further information, please contact Randeesh Sandhu, CEO.

Story

Urban Exposure are proud to have been a sponsor of Akshaya Patra for the last three years. As a charity it delivers maximum impact for each pound it receives – reaching an astonishing 1.4m children each day. It’s one of the most efficient and highly audited charities in the world today.

About the Charity:

  • The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides hot, nutritious school meals to 1.4 million children every day across 10 states in India
  • £10 can feed 1 child for a whole year
  • £2500 can feed an entire school for a whole year
  • £0.96 from every £1.00 donated goes directly towards producing food for children

 “These free midday meals encourage children to attend school and stay in school whilst tackling hunger and malnutrition. For many it will be the only meal they receive that day – and the biggest incentive to come to school. 

By providing free school meals, we are shaping the next generation of India’s children, giving them the opportunity to have a career that previously was out of reach.  Our Food for Education programme would not be sustainable if it wasn’t truly making a difference. Our impact reports and Stories of Hope from young children who are beneficiaries of the midday meal demonstrate how effectively The Akshaya Patra Foundation is lifting Indian families out of poverty and enabling them to aim towards a better future.”

Not convinced? Please take a minute to read more about Akshaya Patra and watch inspiring stories about their impact.

A message from Karen & Trev:

We’re really excited to be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon and particularly inspired to raise money for such an amazing charity. If we reach our target of raising £5000, we will feed 2 entire schools for an entire year. Any donations helping to deliver such incredible impact would be greatly appreciated.”

Thanks in advance for your support: Please donate now.