Events & Challenges

We ususally hold a few events through the year to raise awareness and funds for our projects in India. Events have ranged from swimathons to walking challenges to music concerts and Gujarati plays.

If you have any ideas on other events we could hold, we would love to hear from you!

Upcoming Events

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, no events have been planned for 2020 as yet. Watch this space for further information.

Past Events

See a summary of our previous fundraising challenges:

DateEventCauseFunds Raised
Jun 1999Swimathon 1Ambulance£13,187
Jun 2001Swimathon 2Education Projects£19,330
Sep 2003Swimathon 3Education Projects£17,273
Jul 2004Charity Walk 1- River ThamesEducation Projects£45,000
Feb 2005Mehfil - Maheshbhai & Nitu GadhviGeneral awareness£1,583
May 2005Charity Walk 2- River ThamesEducation Projects£24,597
Mar 2006Musical evening - Mehboob NadeemGeneral awareness£1,944
Jul 2006Swimathon 4Education Projects£13,082
May 2007Musical evening - Gurdev Singh NamdhariGeneral awareness£351
Jun 2007Charity Walk 3 – Chess ValleyEducation Projects£20,000
Jul 2009Charity Walk 4 – Chess ValleyEducation Projects£17,250
Aug 2011Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge 2011Health Projects£90,518
Aug 2012Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge 2012Health Projects£39,001
Dec 2012Musical evening - SVP groupGeneral awareness£126
Dec 2013Music evening - Bhavik HariaGeneral awareness£632
Aug 2014Mt. Kilimanjaro Challenge 2014Education Projects£4,000
Sep 2014Music evening - Bhavik HariaGeneral awareness£250
Mar 2015Play - Chorna Hathma ChaviGeneral awareness£1,773
Jun 2015Charity Walk 5 - River Thames WindsorEducation Projects£13,087
Nov 2015Music evening - MehfillersGeneral awareness£2,064
Apr 2016Play - Bei Bei wife pan ekaj lifeGeneral awareness£2,508
Jun 2016Charity Walk 6 - River Thames WindsorEducation Projects£8,844
Nov 2016Music evening - NarayananGeneral awareness£1,427
May 2017Play - lagna ni viadhi, divorce ni upadhiGeneral awareness£1,441
Sep 2017Charity Walk 7 - Chess ValleyEducation Projects£22,867
Nov 2018Music evening - Kaushik KhajuriaGeneral awareness£1,360
Oct 2019Music evening - Ashit & Hema DesaiGeneral awareness£2,255
Nov 2019Music evening - Shahid Abbas KhanGeneral awareness£2,893

And read some accounts of the things we have enjoyed doing in the past to raise funds:

On Sunday 26 April 2015 we ran the Virgin London Marathon, something that both of us had always wanted to do albeit knowing that the 26.2 miles would be an enormous challenge, both physically and mentally.We began training towards the end of 2014 and the training was by far the hardest part of the…

As we flew into Kilimanjaro International Airport we caught out first glimpse of Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa and the peak of the highest freestanding mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro. The peak that sat proudly above the clouds looked very calm and majestic, sitting quietly for…

Mount Kilimanjaro, in Chaga, the ‘Mountain of Greatness’… but in Swahili, the ‘Mountain of Cold Devils’. When the ‘Climb Kilimanjaro for BEHT’ advert caught my eye in the Oshwal Magazine, I immediately decided that one day I wanted to be the one standing on the summit of that mountain, watching the…

At 5,895m, Kili is Africa’s tallest mountain and the world’s highest walkable mountain.In March 2011, a group of 20 of us ranging from 18 to 60+ decided to climb Africa’s tallest mountain and raise funds for BEHT’s Hospital project. Behind the scenes, a lot of hard work had gone to ensure everyone…