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

Travel to Peru

Walk the Inca Trail for charity

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

Project Peru Christmas Appeal 2017

It's still not too late to donate!

Enjoy wonderful celebrations...but please support our Christmas Appeal 2017; please donate via http://www.justgiving.com/ProjectPeruChristmasAppeal2017 or send us a giftaided cheque.

To see what we were able to do last Christmas 2016 do look at these News items...

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/01/13/project-peru-at-christmas-time2016.htm

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/01/08/our-christmas-entertainment-at-the refuge-2016.htm

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/01/08/our-children-invite-the-older-generation-to-the-refuge-at christmas-time-2016

http://projectperu.org.uk/2017/01/08/project-peru-distributing-food-baskets-in-the-shanty-town-communities-at-christmas-2016.htm

Happy Christmas from Project Peru.

Posted on 06 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, 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 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events

Donate to Project Peru and it won't cost you a penny!

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IT WON'T COST YOU A PENNY IN THE RUN-UP TO CHRISTMAS...or ever!

Support Project Peru for free when shopping online with over 3,100 popular retailers. There are no catches or hidden charges and Project Peru will benefit from any donations you make, once you are registered. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/projectperu

Thank you for your support.

Project Peru.

 

     

 

Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/other-ways-of-giving.htm

 

Posted on 24 November 2017 and filed under Opportunities

Give as you live and support Project Peru at the same time

Why not give this a whirl? It won't cost you anything!

Help PROJECT PERU. Just by shopping online. Shop with your favourite stores and raise a donation for PROJECT PERU - all without costing you a penny more. Get started raising money for PROJECT PERU today. https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/project-peru/56945/144214

Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/other-ways-of-giving.htm 

Posted on 23 November 2017 and filed under Opportunities

Our annual cargo to Peru

 

Thanks to all our supporters who have donated or paid for items for this container or helped with its packing and delivery in so many ways. This provides a vital suppport for our work in Peru. Sailing in November it is due to be there before Christmas.

Posted on 08 November 2017 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Our Paris bike ride... a great event and a great fundraiser

Thanks again to all our riders, our back up team, and all our very generous donors and sponsors. 

Make sure you don't miss this event next September! 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 07 November 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events, Guildford to Paris, Recent Events