Month: April 2020

shuktara

Shuktara gives back

At shuktara we have enough. We don’t have an abundance of produce, with all our local shops and suppliers closed it is hard to get a lot of what we are used to, but we have enough.

What we have, we have decided to share over the next two days with people in our locality who have nothing. These are daily wage earners, pavement dwellers and families we have been told about who are struggling.

Each bag contains 2kg rice, 1kg potato, 1kg onion, 500gm pulse and 100gm of soya bean.

Our hope is that this will help them a little over the next few days.

Emma D'arcey runs the London Marathon for shuktara

Trustees take on the 2.6 Challenge for shuktara

“I am planning on doing 26 skips, then a break of 2.6 minutes to recover (I think a recovery time of 26 seconds is a tad optimistic), then another 26 skips, doing a total of 26 sets of 26 skips.”

Sue Tungay

“In 2016 I ran for shuktara in the London Marathon. The support from David, shuktara supporters, friends and family and all the people lining the streets was tremendous. I am feeling for all the runners who have worked so hard on both training and fundraising, unable to take part in this 40th anniversary year.

On the 26th of April I will complete 26 circuits of the Wells Cathedral green with my 9 month old Fredy in her pushchair. My aim is to help raise awareness for this very special charity. “

Emma D’arcey

“I am planning on running around the main lawn on my estate 26 times, again with a break of 2.6 minutes in between each lap.”

Mike Tungay

“I’m going to walk up the stairs to my flat – 26 steps, 26 times for Shuktara.

On Sunday 26 April, the day when the London marathon should have happened I’m taking part in the 2.6 Challenge.

Set up to encourage fundraising for charities hard hit by coronavirus, the 2.6 Challenge is inspiring people throughout the UK to raise money at or around their home for their favourite charity. “

Alyson Rose

You can participate by clicking here to support our 2.6 Challengers for shuktara: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/2-6-challenge-for-shuktara

shuktara - Sunil 2.6 Challenge

The 2.6 Challenge

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income.

In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the UK have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

the 2.6 Challenge - Sunil for shuktara

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April – what would have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event. We’ve been lucky to have friends who ran for shuktara to raise funds and awareness of our two homes in Kolkata.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support Shuktara Trust (UK).

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. Check out these ideas for more inspiration.

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part.

How you can participate in the 2.6 Challenge

  1.  Dream  up your 2.6 Challenge

  2.  Create  your fundraising page on Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving by clicking one of the buttons below

  3.  Choose  Shuktara Trust (UK) as your charity

  4.  Ask  all your friends and family to sponsor you

  5.  Complete  your 2.6 challenge!

Another option is to join our 2.6 Challenge for shuktara page

This is a way for you to create a challenge without having your own fundraising page. We’ve created a group 2.6 Challenge for shuktara page in JustGiving. Here’s how you can be a part of this page:

  1.  Dream  up your 2.6 Challenge
  2.  Send  your name, email, description of your challenge and a photo to 2.6challenge4shuktara@shuktara.org – we’ll post your challenge on our fundraising page as an update
  3.  Tell  all your friends and family about your 2.6 Challenge and ask them to sponsor you here: 2.6 Challenge for shuktara
  4.  Complete  your 2.6 challenge! If you send us another photo we’ll post it on our page.

For more information on the 2.6 Challenge watch the video (right) or check out this link twopointsixchallenge.co.uk