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28th November, 2015: Our 2016 calendar is now for sale!  At £10 each including P&P a lovely Christmas gift or souvenir of the projects in Tamil Nadu can be yours or given to a friend.  To purchase these, please go to 2016 Calendars (online purchase) and pay in the amount for however many calendars you would like.  Alternatively, please send an email to bgcharitabletrust@gmail.com or contact us using the form in the ‘About us and Contact’ section of the website including your name, preferred method of payment and delivery address.  We can take payments by bank transfer, cheque or cash, as well as on Virgin Money Giving.  Below are some sample pages of the wonderful calendar created by our Chair, Mr Mark Bradberry.

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24th September, 2015: Fundraising on http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ShellyOSiochain begins for the Dublin Marathon on 26th October, 2015 which is being run by Shelly O’Siochain, an employee of Prince’s Mead School, Winchester, UK in aid of the Tim Pruss Memorial School.  Good luck, Shelly!


20th June, 2015: Family Quiz Night at Chigwell School hosted by Pippa Mistry-Norman for the benefit of the majority of our projects in India.  A fun night with musical interludes from the Chigwell All Stars and Matt Lovett and Ellis Toms.  Also sold were two tickets (donated by Delfont Mackintosh) to War Horse in the West End, with a raffle and a game of heads and tails also.  There were prizes for the winning team (copies of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars), losing team and best team name.  We were surprised and honoured that our patron, Col. Bob Stewart attended the event and opened it with a poignant speech about one of our projects.  The evening raised approximately £760.00.  Many thanks, all attendees, musicians, helpers etc.!

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23rd May, 2015: Donna Bregman and Leonie Martin are walking Hadrian’s Wall (84 miles) in support of the BGCT and other charities.  To donate please visit: Donna & Leonie at Virgin Money Giving.


21st April, 2015: Our former Hon. Chairman, Adrian B. McGregor donates the royalties from the selling of his book, On Friendship: The Letters of Bede Griffiths to Richard Rumbold 1943-1961 (available here at amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Friendship-Letters-Griffiths-Richard-1943-1961/dp/0872432742/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1429655371&sr=1-1).  Many thanks, Adrian!


10th April, 2015: One of the founders of Shanthivanam – One of the Prophets of Shanthivanam – one of the “Trinity from Thanneerppalli” – Jules Monchanin being remembered at Tim Pruss School at Inungur on his 120th Birthday today.

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