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Steven Rose walking for shuktara home for young people with disabilities

Steven Rose walking across Wales for shuktara

Since 1998 three Wales Rotary Clubs have joined together to organise the annual Across Wales Walk (AWW) for charity. This year's walk is on 1st September.

Steven Rose has completed the AWW before but this is the first time he will attempt a triple crossing of 135 miles - and he has chosen to support shuktara with this endeavor! Steven says:

"I will attempt 135 miles of non-stop walking for Shuktara Trust (UK) because they achieve so much with so few resources."

Since visiting shuktara in 2016 Steven has been a solid supporter. This is what he blogged about shuktara:

"In more than 40 years of working with disabled people I have never been so impressed with the levels of dedication and commitment I witnessed. Shuktara manage to achieve so much with so little and are literally saving children's lives."

You may remember Steven's grandson Levi, our youngest fundraiser, doing a sponsored walk last year for shuktara. Seems like philanthrophy runs in the family - what a wonderful quality to share!

"Last year my six-year-old grandson climbed to six thousand feet on Mt Toubkul in Morocco and raised £4000 for shuktara. Having initiated and supported the fundraising efforts of others I feel that it is time to do something myself."


We want to thank Steven and wish him the best of luck on his AWW triple crossing!

To learn more about Steven's walk visit his JustGiving page:
www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Steven-Rose4

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Shuktara holiday in Mandarmani

Last weekend everyone at shuktara went on a seaside holiday to Mandarmani. Many thanks to Sanjib who made this wonderful event happen!

Lula Bari home for girls with disability

Wheels on fire #2 – mobility at Lula Bari

We just can't stop telling you about the amazing generosity of Sanjib Shaw and his friends. Our last post was about the boys getting wheelchairs and this one celebrates a new form of mobility for Prity and Guria.

Everyone at shuktara is just so excited about going on vacation with Sanjib and the gift of six wheelchairs will enable those less mobile shuktara young people to move around much more easily.

Thank you again Sanjib!

shuktara home for young people with disability - Subhash

Wheels on fire!

We often think of Sanjib Shaw as one of shuktara's angels.

Sanjib decided to take everyone from shuktara on holiday however for a few of our less mobile young people this is not easy. Not one to let a small issue like limited mobility stop him Sanjib and a group of his friends decided to donate six new wheelchairs to shuktara.

We are overwhelmed by their generosity and wish to thank Sanjib and his wonderful group of friends. We know that everyone will be able to enjoy their holiday and promise to post photos soon!

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New physiotherapist at shuktara

We now have a local physiotherapist who is coming to Lula Bari and the shuktara boys' house. He may increase his timing but for now he is starting slowly with one hour in each home twice a week. After only a couple of sessions the results were obvious.

We are very grateful to two wonderful shuktara supporters who are sponsoring his stipend for one year.

We expect regular physio sessions will make a difference in both comfort and mobility for Moni, Prity, Guria, Aakash, Subhash, Suman and Ratan.

And it's great fun, especially with the exercise balls!

shuktara - 2018 April - Suellen Dainty with Lali and Guria

Suellen Dainty visits Lula Bari

We had a visit last week from Suellen Dainty who is an author and was in Kolkata researching for a new book! Suellen was a friend of Lula Gibson; the girls' home Lula Bari is named in her memory.

This is a photo from her visit to Lula Bari, sitting with Lali (left) and Guria (right). We're so pleased she came to see shuktara and hope she enjoyed her time with us as much as we enjoyed having her!