Ripples aims to raise £20k for charity with fundraising climb

BathroomsNews Mon 22nd Apr 2024 by KBBFocus

Ripples aims to raise £20k for charity with fundraising climb

Ripples aims to raise £20k for charity with fundraising climb

Bathroom retailer Ripples is looking to raise over £20,000 for sanitation charity, The Cycle, by climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon in North Wales. The company’s latest fundraising challenge will see a group of 40 Ripples colleagues, family and friends ascent the mountain on 27th June 2024. 

The Cycle is a not-for-profit organisation that has been working with communities in need across India and Africa for over 25 years. The charity helps to build safe, sustainable eco-toilets and clean water solutions as well as teaching period education and supplying sustainable period products to marginalised women and girls in rural communities. The majority of its work happens in Southern India and is led by its sister organisation, Sanitation First India.

Ripples hopes to raise at least £20,000 to enable The Cycle to construct a toilet block for the girls at Government Higher Secondary School, P. Pudupatti, located in one of India's most underdeveloped districts. The school has 140 girls and 15 female teachers, all of whom must currently wade through deep slush and mud to reach their toilet (a single squat pan in a dilapidated building), exposing them to infections and disease. 

This latest fundraising challenge follows a successful charity event in 2023 which saw a group of Ripples employees, suppliers and friends complete an epic 4-day bike ride from Bath to Edinburgh, raising over £20,000 to support the work of The Cycle. 

Paul Crow, Ripples' MD, said: “We’re delighted to have already raised such a substantial amount of money to support The Cycle’s work; I personally visited several of the charity’s projects during a trip to India in February 2023 and saw first-hand the difference that donations can make. We hope this year’s fundraising event will help to generously add to the total we’ve already raised and make a big difference to the lives of the women and girls of P. Pudupatti school.” 

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