Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Dush raises over £1,250 for Mala
Dush with his medal

Dush Patel and his family have been sponsoring a child with Project Mala since March 2011.  Dush takes a keen interest in our work in India and wanted to do more to help the project.

He decided to raise some money for us by running in the 2012 Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa.

The race from Pietermarartzberg to Durban is over 56 miles (89 km) and attracts 18,000 competitors.

Dush set himself a training programme that covered over 750 miles in his preparation for this event.  You can see more                        photographs of Dush on our website www.projectmala.org.uk
The new vehicle with
driver Driver Daktar Prasad

Dush covered the 56 mile (89 km) in just 11 hours and 10 minutes and has raised over £1,250, which went towards a replacement for our ten year old vehicle which had done over 200,000 km.

Our grateful thanks go to Dush and his supporters for this welcome contribution.