News 8th February 2021
Gryphon students fundraise for ASHA
Students at The Gryphon, alongside students from Leweston School and Sherborne Girls have raised a fantastic total of £1872.57 has been raised in support of ASHA, a charity in Delhi, India with whom 15 students from The Gryphon, Leweston and Sherborne Girls were due to go out for 10 days in October 2020 to volunteer in the slums. ASHA is a charity founded by Dr Kiran Martin in 1988, which works with around 500000 people in nearly 60 slum colonies of Delhi. This is the second joint expedition of schools in Sherborne and without doubt is one of the most challenging, fulfilling and life changing experiences the girls would have experienced thus far. In collaboration with ASHA the students have chosen for their donation to be utilised for medicines and micronutrient supplements that ASHA are giving to elderly, malnourished children and women in the slum communities.
The students all started fund raising for ASHA in 2018 and organised various joint events. They were awarded a generous amount of money from the FIAC group in Sherborne after having given a joint presentation on what should have been their trip to ASHA in Delhi. This is the second such expedition where the students volunteer in the slums for a week and also take in 3 days sightseeing to the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and various Delhi tourist sites.
The schools are already planning a joint expedition for the future – hopefully 2022/23!