Our next fundraising event in the UK

Our Lenten Lunch on March 4th at 12.30 in Guildford. 

St.Josephs Hall, Guildford GU1 4DA; tickets @ £10

 

If you can't come please make a donation on

http://www.charitychoice/project-peru-5466

Thank you

But...let us know now if you'd like a ticket?

information@projectperu.org.uk or call 01483 576093 or 562134

Posted on 06 February 2018 and filed under Events

The annual cargo from the UK arrives

The container with the annual cargo of donated goods from the UK arrives, is unloaded and stored ready for distribution as support for our children at the refuge and for other marginalised communities with whom we are in touch.

Many thanks to those who contribute so much to this activity, whether donating goods or packing, loading or transporting goods.

Posted on 05 February 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Project Peru activities for schools in the UK

Looking out for something different for 2018?

We have held many "Peru Days" in schools...or schools have 'adopted' us for a term or a year, or have linked Peru to a programme of activities in the national curriculum, or have just held a 'one-off' charity day in support of us. Such awareness raising sessions have been held in a variety of schools, and can be tailored to specific needs. Some geographical constraints will apply but, please, for more information, see http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/schools.htm

Ask us about our sessions, particularly at primary level, including a workshop 'El Nuevo Mundo' 

Contact information@projectperu.org.uk

Posted on 05 February 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Events

Project Peru distributing food baskets in one of the poorest local shanty town communities at Christmas time 2017

Our staff with some of the children visit some of the poorest local shanty town communities after Christmas 2017 to donate food parcels.

Thanks to all who have contributed to our Christmas appeal 2017, which has made this possible.

Posted on 19 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Our Christmas 'entertainment' at the refuge 2017

The 'Project Peru Show' is our annual performance by the children, including their dancing, music and a nativity play in front of families, friends and supporters of our work; the guests were also invited to share in a barbecue before the show, and the children and staff also enjoyed one before Christmas.

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 Thanks to all who have contributed to our Christmas appeal 2017 

Posted on 04 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Our children invite the older generation to the refuge at Christmas time 2017

One of our traditional initiatives is to put on a special Christmas welcome and entertainment, also offering them panetones and hot chocolate, and donations of generous food baskets, for elderly members of the local community.

Continue reading Our children invite the older generation to the refuge at Christmas time 2017

Posted on 03 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

A career break? Just retiring? Just a break? Volunteer in Peru?

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project in Peru for volunteers of all ages and are looking for volunteers at any time during 2018. We can be quite flexible, so just enquire and we can discuss it with you! There is a whole range of activities that volunteers may be engaged in, and the more varied the skills that a volunteer can offer the better. Many volunteers also raise sponsorship money for us by doing the Inca Trail. You might do  some work in our garden? or in our library? teach English? learn Spanish? art? music? sports? computers? building? sewing? help look after our children?

Continue reading A career break? Just retiring? Just a break? Volunteer in Peru?

Posted on 02 January 2018 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Project Peru in 2018 - some dates for your diary in the UK

We do what we say on the tin! We raise funds with minimal overheads to suppport our refuge in Peru; please help us to do this.

Sunday 4th March 2018 LENTEN LUNCH, GUILDFORD;http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/catering/lenten-lunch.htm

 

 

Saturday 5th May 2018: FARNCOMBE SPRING FAIR, GODALMING

Sunday 20th May; SPONSORED CYCLE and STROLL, ALICE HOLT FOREST, near FARNHAM, SURREY ; http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/alice-holt-sponsored-cycle-or-stroll-for-children-and-families---2011.htm

Summer Dates 15th-23rd June 2018: SALE OF PERUVIAN CRAFTS, GUILDFORD CRAFT FESTIVAL, GUILDFORD HIGH STREET: http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/craft-sales/craft-sales.htm 

September 2018 dates tbc: ANNUAL GUILDFORD TO PARIS SPONSORED BIKE RIDE: http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/sponsored-events.htm

December 2018: our next Christmas Appeal

See more about our 2017 campaign on https://www.justgiving.com/ProjectPeruChristmasAppeal2017

Posted on 01 January 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Events, Guildford to Paris, Recent Events, Craft Stalls, Catering

A fairer slice of the cake

It's amazing the difference a cake can make to the lives of children trapped in the circle of poverty. One cake raffled, sold or auctioned for us each Christmas...along with other ingenious ways of using a cake to trigger donations..means that one child from our refuge will be able to afford to go to the local State school for a year, paying for uniforms, school materials, books and much more, or that four of our older students will be able to attend further education courses for a month. And we had 18 of these cakes being raffled around the UK at Christmas 2017 including in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Shrewsbury, Hatfield, London [Ealing, Hammersmith, Walthamstow, Wandsworth], Brighton, Faversham, Littlehampton, and several in the Guildford area.

We are always looking for outlets to host such fundraisers, so if you'd like to do this in 2018 just let us know as early as possible.

All the ingredients, professional baking, icing and decorating are donated so that every penny of the money raised goes directly to support the education of the children in our refuge in Peru.

You can help too by just making a donation. If you would like to donate to this cause anyway please send a donation marked 'Christmas cakes' to http://www.charity choice.co.uk/project-peru-5466

Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/catering/christmas-cakes-for-raffles-christmas-puddings-for-sale.htm

Posted on 01 January 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Catering

Trek the Inca Trail for Project Peru

If you are planning to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or one of the other recommended treks such as the Salkantay trek or the Lares trek why not try to raise some funds through sponsorship to support Peruvian children and to help us with our work in Peru? See more about it on http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/trekking-past-poverty.htm 

Even if you've already done it and would like to make a donation or get involved in some other way do contact us: gracias!

And if you haven't made your plans yet, do speak to us first.

Email information@projectperu.org.uk

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Posted on 07 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events, News from Peru