India is a country with a rich history, interesting culture and an abundance of beautiful places. On the other hand, one third of the poor population from around the world lives in this Asian sub-continent. Poverty is one of the most serious social issues there. HAVEN (Help A Village Emerge New) is a UK based charity working to help the poorest section in rural India to make their lives better. Transputec Ltd is their proud partner and is always willing to give them a helping hand.
On the last Sunday of June, Haven organised a 10K walk along the North Downs Way and invited Transputec to take part. Several employees did not hesitate to sign up for this challenging event. The sunny walk was really enjoyable, full of interesting people with a great atmosphere. Moreover, Shumi Ghosh from Haven prepared delicious refreshments for all participants during a break in the picturesque village called Shere as well as lunch at the end of the walk.
Julija Gorickaja, Sales Support from Transputec said:“It was very lovely to take part in this walk with our colleagues for a great cause. Luckily the weather was perfect and we enjoyed a picnic with the satisfaction of finishing the walk and having a magnificent view of the valley right in front of us.”
Mark Nightingale, the COO of Transputec, who took his family and Jasper the dog, also expressed his satisfaction saying:“It was a delight to walk with the team from Transputec on Sunday and show our support for this wonderful charity. Not only was it a chance to mingle and meet new and old friends, but also a great opportunity to learn more about the wonderful work Haven do. I really look forward to our continued support and joining the walk again in 2015.”
One of the representatives of Haven, Ashok Sharma believes that “Rickie Sehgal was true to his word when he said that I would be meeting some wonderful people from Transputec. I was unfazed by the harsh terrain ahead as we were able to share some experiences along the way. My sincere thanks to Rickie and the team for supporting the event.”
Those employees of Transputec who could not attend, made generous personal donations. Hence, Transputec raised £500. The Trustee of Haven, Sushovan Ghosh appreciated Transputec’s help:“Every member of Transputec and their family and dog were just wonderful throughout the walk. I spoke to all of them and they were amazing regarding their willingness to help others. The funds donated from the walk will go towards the referral of patients under treatment from Medical Camps held in February 2014. One young lady is today undergoing complex surgical procedures to her leg damaged by cruelty from some Villagers.”
Every penny raised at Haven goes to the beneficiaries as they operate strictly on a zero expense policy. It means the cost of the lunch, coffee and biscuits, which were provided on this walk, were all donated and did not come out of the funds from Haven. Transputec were happy to be a part of such a worthy cause and are grateful for all arrangements that Haven made in organising the amazing walk.