The art of volunteering in Peru

But you don't have to be an artist to volunteer with us! We can be quite flexible!

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project for volunteers of all ages. You might like to work in our garden? or in our library? Teach English? & learn Spanish? Art? Music? Sports? Computers? Building? Painting and decorating? Sewing?

But...we've had a flurry of artistic work this year..painting, models, mask-making, a 'diddly bow' workshop, a music performance in public by our 'boy band', and plain painting and decorating ...see if you can help with this sort of activity?

Contact us by email on information@projectperu.org.uk

 

Posted on 20 June 2018 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Project Peru: a short video about aspects of life in our refuge

See https://youtu.be/F5tKVQCSKf0

This video [about 4 minutes long, with its commentary in Spanish with English sub-titles] includes input from both staff and children at our refuge.

Some comments about the film:

"I think the video is fantastic. It gives a really good flavour of life at the refuge as well as the ethos and philosophy behind it. You are right, focusing on the positives of what Project Peru is doing in the lives of these children is a refreshing approach to a charity video. Focusing on what can be achieved through truly caring for these children and giving them back their childhood, which in turn will give them the strength to face adulthood and all the challenges that will bring, presents the key philosophies on which Project Peru is founded. Well done to you all."

"I absolutely loved the video link of the children at the refuge. It is fantastic...Those children...they just look like they have amazing characters and it was lovely to look at their daily lives."

Some photos taken during the making of the film:

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Posted on 19 June 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Guildford Festival Craft Market: Summer 2018

Friday 15th June to Saturday 23rd June

Guildford High Street

 

Please view our page on Craft Stalls here

Map Of High Street Guildford 

We are looking for opportunities to find good new venues for our craft sales and we would be delighted to hear from you. We welcome new outlets for our crafts and within limitations we are able to supply stock to individuals known to us who want to have sales at home or in other locations, so please feel free to enquire via information@projectperu.org.uk or ring 01483 576093




Posted on 10 June 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Events, Craft Stalls

Scotland v Peru in Lima on May 29th

 

UPDATE ON THE RESULT OF THE MATCH: PERU 2-SCOTLAND 0

In the context of this match we were delighted to be supported by the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal. To read some of their story see:

http://www.tasunshineappeal.co.uk/past-projects/2018-2/donation-67-peru-may-2018/

The Tartan Army were in Lima for the match. On the morning of the game a group from the Tartan Army visited the refuge, presented the children and staff with Scotland supporters' 'polo' shirts, played a football match against the boys, were entertained to a display of dance and music by the children, enjoyed a 'Pachamanca', a traditional Peruvian feast cooked in the ground, and made us a generous donation.

'Performance put on for us by the kids in the refuge today was another humbling experience...delighted we could donate to Project Peru, a fantastic charity...'

'Morning of the game, visited Project Peru with the Tartan Army Sunshine Appeal [TASA]...thanks so much for allowing us to come along...had an ace time...'

"What a fantastic job being done by everyone at Project Peru. Proud that we can help in a small way. Thanks to everyone for coming along.'

'Fed, watered and entertained by the kids at Project Peru...plus a game of Auld Gits v Young Kids'.

'Peru you have been incredible, Lima is an amazing place'

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Background:
 
The Scotland v Peru match -in the Estadio Nacional, Lima on May 29th- served as the host's send off before they left for the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia in June and July.

Peru have qualified for their first World Cup in 36 years, 40 years after their clash in Argentina in 1978 where Scotland were beaten 3-1.

Scotland have played at eight FIFA World Cups, including five consecutive tournaments from 1974 to 1990. Not this time though.

Hovever, the record between the two teams was delicately poised before this 'friendly' match: in the three fixtures previously played since their first meeting in 1972 each side had won once, with one draw.

 

Posted on 27 April 2018 and filed under Events, News from Peru

Project Peru delivers the goods

 As well as providing for our children's refuge, which is our core activity, we try as far as possible to work in the wider community. We are able to distribute some of the donated goods from our annual cargo from the UK among communities in the high Sierra that suffer from extreme winter temperatures due to the altitude. We were able to distribute warm blankets, other knitted goods and warm clothing as well as zimmer frames in a community in the north of the Ayacucho region and in the city of Ayacucho itself.

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Posted on 14 April 2018 and filed under News from Peru

We do what we say on the tin!

 We do what we say on the tin! We raise funds with minimal overheads and spend nearly all of it on our project in Peru. Look at our fundraising section to see how many different ways there are to help us http://projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/fundraising.htm

Posted on 14 April 2018 and filed under Opportunities

Our fundraising event_Alice Holt Forest Sponsored Cycle or Stroll held on Sunday 20th May 2018

 

If  just couldn't join us on the day please do make a donation via this Charity Choice link! www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/donate

Raising funds to support our work, Project Peru’s sponsored bike ride and stroll is for everyone including children and families. It follows the 'Family Cycle Trail' or a number of other trails that go through the Forestry Commission's Alice Holt Forest near Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt ; and you don't have to cycle and are free to go where you want while raising sponsorship for us just by participating

... you can walk it, walk the dogs, push the pram, jog it ... it really is for everyone! Or hire a bike if you want to?

This is an annual event. You go at your own pace. Enjoy an all-day picnic.

http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/alice-holt-sponsored-cycle-or-stroll-for-children-and-families---2011.htm 

Photos of past events.

Map: GU10 4LS Alice Holt Forest Park, Nr Farnham, Surrey    Sat Nav ref.decimal degrees.     51.169305, -0.840999 

(The Education Centre is near the entrance to the Car Park that goes towards 'Go Ape'.)

Posted on 13 April 2018 and filed under Recent Events

Don't miss our Paris bike ride 2018... a great event and a great fundraiser

Make sure you don't miss this great Project Peru fundraising event!

15th to 19th September 2018

Contact us via  information@projectperu.org.uk

Here are some comments from participants in 2017. 

'Amazingly well done to all'

'Wow!Wow!Wow! We smashed our target!'

'What a fantastic few days; all credit to PP for putting together such a well organised and successful event. Enormous amount of hard work from everyone.'


'We had such a fun time with you and the guys riding across northern France, eating bacon sandwiches, lemon drizzle cake, flapjacks, more bacon sandwiches..who could fail to enjoy that?!'

'We had an amazing time and the guys loved it. We are keeping on with the fundraising.'

'It was a great trip, quite an adventure and so well thought-out and organised, just as it was the previous time.'

'Brilliant bike ride as always'.

'You manage to get a great bunch of people together which makes it so enjoyable.'

'Just to quickly say that I thought the bike ride was incredibly well organised with good company! Hopefully it has been a big fundraising success all round.'

'We really had a great time, and loved meeting you all whilst helping you to keep the refuge running. The work you do is amazing and we all have enormous respect for you..It's really inspiring.'


 For more photos do go to our gallery page

Posted on 09 March 2018 and filed under Opportunities, Events, Guildford to Paris

Our recent 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 missed it you can still make a donation on  http://www.charitychoice/project-peru-5466

Thank you.

Posted on 05 March 2018 and filed under Recent 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