A Step in the ‘Rights’ Direction

CRY UK - Child Rights and You UK organised a Night Walk on Saturday, 31st March 2012 to raise funds for underprivileged children in India. The 6 kilometre walk from Vauxhall Bridge Road to Tower Bridge drew participants of all ages.

Six-year-old Dhruv Jajodia who raised over £400 and participated in the 6-kilometer walk said, “Suresh wants to be a pilot but does not have access to schools. Sita wants to be a nurse, but as a girl child she may not be allowed to finish school. Karsan is really good at singing, but he is seriously ill. I would like to help Suresh, Sita, Karsan and lots of other under privileged children through CRY UK.”

“It was a pleasure to have the opportunity and see London from a different viewpoint. 6 kms seemed to completely fly by. What we did, which was even better, was that we walked the 6km knowing that the money we had raised would be going towards a great cause - CRY,” added Tobin Postma who works with Arcelor Mittal.

The proceeds from the CRY UK’s River Thames Night Walk went towards funding several CRY UK initiatives in India. CRY UK currently supports two projects in India in partnership with CRY India - the Jago Foundation in Jharkhand and the Gram Swaraj Sangh (GSS) in Gujarat, an organisation that works with scheduled tribes in Kutch.