2017 – Crowd Funding
It is now 10 years since we started raising funds for Project Paria. To help get the next decade off to a great start we will soon be launching a new crowd funding page to try and raise £10,000 and start another 10 years of support to some of the most vulnerable people of this incredible country.
2014-2016 – Small fundraisers
Over the last few years we have had a number of smaller fundraisers from Salsa nights to choirs to cake sales. All of which have helped us continue the fantastic work of Project Paria in Bolivia.
2012/2013 – Brighton Marathon
An exciting opportunity arose for Project Paria to raise funds in 2012. Gary Barnshaw, Managing Director of Iconiq Group, has long been a wonderful supporter of Project Paria. Through his company’s sponsorship of the Brighton Marathon, we were allocated a number of charity places in the 2012 event and then again in 2013. Over £10,000 was raised with Dr. Jon among the group who completed both marathons.
2011 – Standing orders
Throughout 2011 we have received quite incredible support for our drive to sign donors up to a standing order scheme. With over 30 people now signed up to a regular monthly donation by direct debit, we are guaranteed over £500 per month (which becomes more than £600 per month with Gift Aid). This enables us to plan our medium and long term work and fully commit to projects such as the educational bursary scheme.
2009/2010 – Christmas Gift Cards
In 2009 we introduced Christmas Gift Cards. The most popular gift card was to buy a llama for a peasant farmer and this was closely followed by the gift card to buy school materials for children in the orphanage.
In 2010 we produced Project Paria Christmas cards. Supporters were able to make a donation and then send the cards to their family and friends over Christmas.
2008 – 3 Peaks Challenge
In 2008, a team of 6 supporters of Project Paria (4 climbers and 2 drivers) successfully completed the 3 Peaks Challenge. This involved climbing to the top of the highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Mount Snowdon) in under 24 hours. We completed the challenge in 23 hours and 40 minutes, tired, wet but incredibly proud to have done it all and delighted to have raised over £2000 for Project Paria.