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Cherie Booth hosts reception for DIPIN - Developing Initiatives for People In Need

On 15 September DIPIN was honoured to be invited to hold a reception at 10 Downing Street —hosted by Cherie Booth QC.

Six of DIPIN’s trustees and two staff joined their thirty invited guests at this prestigious event as a thank you for their support to the charity.

An impressive guest list included: Mr Karan Bilimoria CBE DL (CEO Cobra Beer), Mr John Madejski OBE DL (Chairman Reading FC), Mr Eddie Jordan (Formula One), Mr Krishan Ralleigh (Chief Editor India Link International) and Mr Dhananjay Mungale (International Corporate Business Advisor), reflecting the rising awareness of DIPIN Foundation and its dedicated work with disadvantaged and vulnerable children.

Civic dignitaries, international bankers and leading figures from the insurance and commerce world were also amongst the guests, some had flown in from Europe and India to attend the reception.
Cherie Booth Q.C. welcomed each guest individually and chatted informally with great warmth throughout the evening, in spite of a very hectic week’s schedule. She personally invited guests to view and enjoy the beautiful, stately surroundings of No 10.

The evening reached its climax when Cherie gave a warm and passionate ten minute speech about DIPIN’s work, achievements and future plans. Cherie thanked all guests for their continued support of DIPIN since start up in February 2002.

Within a span of three years, Dipin Foundation has made substantial progress in its aims of bringing joy to thousands of underprivileged children in India.
In 2003, supplies worth $50,000 were sent by DIPIN to two orphanages in India. One of the recipients – St Margaret’s, which is home to 105 girls between the ages of 3-17 years have sent some heartwarming letters thanking donors for their kind generosity.
In 2003, Dipin embarked on a new project in Faridabad, near New Delhi, supporting two programmes: ‘Literacy and Health Care’ and a ‘Mobile Medical Intervention Unit’. This is DIPIN’S most ambitious project to date - aiming to give support to 30,000 people in nine surrounding villages.

Says Alison Gryce, Chief Executive,"Every penny received really makes a difference to a child’s life and with your help we can give the poorest, most deprived children real hope for a brighter future."

How you Can Help
Dipin relies entirely on voluntary donations. Working on a 20% administration basis, DIPIN must generate substantial funds to continue its valuable work in the future. Your help – however small - will go a long way to helping one more child achieve a brighter future.

UK taxpayers can give tax efficiently by making a donation by ‘Gift Aid’, allowing DIPIN to claim back the tax from the inland Revenue at no extra cost to the donor. To minimize administration and provide continuing support, donations by bankers order/direct debit are preferred.

Dipin is also keen to hear from anyone who would like to become a volunteer for the Foundation. Volunteers are an invaluable source of help to charities, without which many organisations would flounder. A huge range of activities can be easily organised and could generate valuable funds for our projects. Whether you are interested in holding a coffee morning with some friends, asking for your local school’s support or to become involved in a larger scale event we would welcome your support.

If you have any questions regarding donations, becoming a volunteer or any other topic,
please contact Alison Gryce at DIPIN Foundation,
5, Bellman Clourt Gt. Knollys Street, Reading, Berkshire,
England RG1 7HN
Tel 0118 951 0070
Fax 0118 951 0090.

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