We have received a lot of support over the years, Dame Sarah Ferguson and Sir Richard Attenborough are supporters, but there is still a lot to be done.

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We raised over £8000 from a telethon held at MATV in Leicester.

On July 2nd 2006, twelve members of the Rushey Mead School took part in The British 10K London Run with 20,000 other runners to raise funds for the Foundation.

The team photo shown below is at Trafalgar Square after getting their medals with Lia McGinty, Mitul Dhruve, Mehul Lad, Akaash Meisuria, Dipak Makanji, Ritesh Bardolia, Elise Boxall, Jay Acharya, Simon Chetwyn, Nancy Herrington, Suraj Mistry and Rachel Curtis. THANK YOU TO THE TEAM!

Race Team

Leicester Riders Basketball

Steve White at the Leicester Riders basketball match against Newcastle Eagles where he was awarded a basketball by Mike Steptoe the Riders manager. The ball was autographed by both sides to be raffled at a later date to raise funds for the Foundation. Thank you to both sides for your support.

Leicester Riders

Charity Mountain climb on the 5th anniversary of the Gujarat Earthquake

Now a Leicester mountaineer, Mark Perkins is going out to the Andes to climb Mt Aconcagua one of the big seven summits of the world leaving on 26th January 2006 which is also the fifth anniversary of the Gujarat earthquake. He is fundraising for the Rushey Mead Foundation school in Gujarat.

Aconcagua is the world's highest trekking peak at 22,830ft, 6,959metres. It is the second highest of the seven continents summits of the world after Everest. It is the highest point in the Western and Southern hemisphere, towering above the surrounding peaks in the Argentine Andes. The mountain stands on the border with Chile.Mark Perkins from the Standards and Effectiveness Division within Education Department in the Leicester City Council will be attempting to climb Mt Aconcagua with a small team from 26th January 2006.

He has been involved in previous expeditions to the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas. He has already climbed the two highest mountains in Africa, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kenya. Trekking in New Zealand, and several peaks in the Italian Dolomites and the Austrian Alps including the Schrankogle and the Marmalada.Climbing in the UK includes the three peaks challenge, that is climbing Mt Ben Nevis, Mt Snowdon and Sea fell in a total of 17 hours.

Mountain Climb
Aconcagua Mountain Climb