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BAPS Charities Donates £10,000 to Rosa Fund for UK Women and Girls
Saturday 19 September 2015

BAPS Charities presented a cheque for £10,000 to Rosa: The UK Fund for Women and Girls at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 19 September 2015.

Earlier this year, BAPS Charities organised its Annual Challenge where over 3,000 participants walked or ran 10 kilometres in many towns and cities across the UK. The funds raised from this event have been used to support the activities of Rosa and the British Heart Foundation

Rosa is a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK. It focuses on four main areas: safety, economic justice, health and well-being, and leadership and representation.

Samantha Rennie, the Executive Director of Rosa and Maggie Baxter OBE, a trustee received the cheque on behalf of Rosa. Following the presentation, Ms Rennie thanked “everybody who ran, walked and staggered their way on the charity walk”, adding, “I was inspired by the number of people that turned up. It contributed to this donation today which we are delighted to receive.” She then explained how the contribution would be used. “The money will go to support our work. Rosa the UK fund for Women and Children is still the first and only fund that specialises in supporting initiatives for women and girls. We are working towards a society where women are safe, free from fear of violence, where they can achieve economic justice, where they can enjoy good health and well-being. Thank you for helping us achieve more with this donation.”

Dr Sejal Saglani, a lead volunteer for BAPS Charities, shared: “The welfare of women young and old has always been a key objective for us and so we are delighted to have partnered with Rosa. We hope the funds raised will help support the excellent initiatives that they are involved in around the country.”

To learn more about the work of Rosa, please click here.

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