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Amar Joyti

“Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust” (India), a voluntary organisation providing education, sporting and cultural activities for both disabled and no disabled children. They aim to change the vision of the Indian society in which the disabled are ACCEPTED, EMPOVERED and INTEGRATED.

The children at the trust have learned to develop their optimal potential through the performance of arts, proving themselves to be second to none. They provide Education, Sporting and Cultural Activities for both disabled and non-disabled groups for more than 750 students from nursery to year thirteen

Mrs. Choudhrie has been a patron for this trust for the past 15 years. It has been running as a voluntary programme since 1981, through inclusive education, integrated sports and cultural activities and holistic approach in promoting the rights of the disabled. Path to Success donated funds for building of a new wing for the school.

Path to Success organised and cared for the Amar Jyoti school’s visit to the UK, during their International Tour “Celebrating Abilities; Glimpses from the Epics”, in May 2006. Two major and very successful events where held in London and Leicester, where the children of the Amar Jyoti performed an amazing theatrical performance in traditional Indian costumes:

The London event was hosted by Rt Hon Keith Vaz, MP and held at the House of Commons on 6th May 2006. Further to the theatrical performance, a Gala Dinner was enjoyed together with an auction of items varying from a fabulous painting by artist Paresh Maithey, to a Five-Star Spa week at the Ananda Spa in the Himalayas.

The Leicester event was held at the Peepul Theatre on 7th May 2006 and gathered 350 people. Mrs. Anita Choudhrie and Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP were honoured to receive a plaque in gratitude for hosting both events for the Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust (see picture 11548 - 3530). Appreciation and empathy towards the cause during the fundraising brought a tear to most donors’ eyes.
The events raised an amazing total of £65 000 for the Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust, who used the funds for construction of additional rooms for the school and rehabilitation centre, the purchase of a new bus, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for both the Delhi and Gwalior Centres. Two new vocational courses on textiles and industrial electronics have also been set-up through the funding received.

 
 
 

Learining Matters India

‘Learning Matters India’ is a non-profit organization which provides diagnostic treatment, assessment and therapy to school going children who have learning inadequacies.

Mrs. Anita Choudhrie is a patron and advocate of this trust hosted a book launch and Art Auction for the Artist Paresh Maity with Chief Guest Mrs. Renuka Chowdhry, the Minister for Woman and Child Welfare, for Learning Matters at the Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi in September 2006. Paresh Maity generously gave 2 Watercolour Paintings to help raise funds for Learning Matters India.

 
 

Age Care

Started in a backward area in New Delhi 15 years ago. Age care is a day clinic for the elderly, destitute and widows.

 

Dhuk Bhanjani Trust

A charity friends for a Government Hospital in New Delhi and have been established in New Delhi for the past 10 years. Anita Choudhrie has helped in providing food and medical aid to those medically terminated ill and poor.

 

Path to Success donates to Myanmar Relief

The natural disaster and tragic cyclone that struck Myanmar in September 2008 disrupted many lives and destroyed many homes. As a rehabilitative step closer towards humanity and the aggrieved, Path to Success donates £ 1000 towards Myanmar disaster relief fund.

 

Silver Star Appeal

In November 2006 Path to Success presents a cheque for £ 2,500 to Success to Secretary of State Patricia Hewitt to begin fundraising efforts for the Silver Star Appeal. The appeal was to raise funds for a Mobile Diabetes Assessment Unit which will travel to local community centres, schools, work places and other organisations in the Leicester region, providing tests for all those who may wish to have one and will promote culturally sensitive healthcare.

The project promotes culturally sensitive healthcare, with particular regard to the high prevalence of diabetes among the South Asian and African Caribbean groups. The aim therefore is to have one of these Mobile Diabetes Assessment buses in every major city in the country.

 

Chefs day" at Moti Mahal

"Chefs day" at Moti Mahal – TreeHouse Appeal
In May 2008 Mrs Choudhrie and PTS held a Chefs Day at Moti Malal to raise funds, £7,764 was raised and donated to Treehouse - National Charity for Autism Education.

To fund this initiate, the charity hosted an event titled ‘Day with the Chef’, a cooking demonstration with an eminent chef Anirudh Arora of Moti Mahal Delux located at Covent Garden, London. The guests were able to view the Chef at work and enjoy the meal.

 

Crisis's Head Quarters in London

In October 2009 Anita Choudhrie, along with Simrin Choudhrie presented a cheque for £7,500 from Path to Success to Crisis UK to help with the excellent work they do for the homeless people at Crisis's Head Quarters in London.

 

Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund

In August 2010 The London Evening Standard set up a £1m fundraising drive to fight poverty in the capital. It was launched as "dispossessed fund" as part of its longer campaign to target inequalities within London.

The paper revealed that almost half of children in London lived below the poverty line and it hoped its largely affluent readership will respond to the call to give generously. The government agreed to more than double contributions under its Grassroots Grant programme.

Path to Success donated £10,000 to the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund.

 

I CAN

A million children trapped behind speech, language and communication difficulties

In June 2010 Mrs Choudhrie was invited by Lady Elizabeth Vallance, Chair of Trustees of “I CAN” (England) to join as Chairman of the Appeal Board “The Million Lost Voices”. Path to Success presented the board with a donation of £25,000 towards the Appeal. The donation has been invested in its national programme, 'A Chance to Talk' to help children at Primary School with communication difficulties to catch up.

 

"60 for 60"

Path to Success prides itself in acting as a support organisation for individuals with long-term health concerns, limited financial resources by means of grants and fund raising by promotion of events. Our pledge is to direct fundraising to make an immediate and demonstrable impact.
We have been fortunate to witness Her Majesty’s many years of service during which time her commitment to Home, the Commonwealth and hundreds of Charitable interests, have supported and inspired generations of Britons.
“60 for 60” (England) Wheelchair Appeal in 2012 was initiated by Her Majesty The Queen’s Jubilee Celebration. Path to Success contributed in the lead up to this momentous year by running a campaign in The Queen’s honour. This flagship campaign was to provide 60 wheelchairs for 60 NHS hospitals in England resulting in donation of 83 wheelchairs to 60 NHS Hospital costing from £295 to £8,000. Total funds raised in aid of this project was over £120,000. We have joined forces with Miriam González Durántez – Deputy Prime Minister’s wife as our Chief Patron and RT Hon Keith Vaz MP as one of our patrons.

Chief Patron’s Message, Mrs Miriam Gonzalez Durántez:

"I am honoured to have been given the chance to cooperate with Path to Success. The"60 for 60" campaign will have a tremendous impact on the lives of sixty disabled children and youngsters across the UK, by providing them not just with the wheelchairs that they need but also the autonomy, dignity and chance to enjoy their childhood that they deserve"

Tom’s Story

Working in partnership with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn, Norfolk and Tom’s Mother, Andrea has been kind enough to share her story with Path to Success.

“Tom is an 11year old boy who suffers from Cerebral Palsy; he is able to walk short distances with walking sticks but needs a wheelchair for longer distances. He is due to transfer to High School in September and could really utilise a light weight easy to propel wheelchair to enable him to keep up with his peers. Unfortunately this type of wheelchair is not available on the NHS. Tom is a very motivated young man who is popular amongst his friends for his positive have a go attitude in life, a real inspiration!”

Andrea has been fundraising herself and is due to take part in the 'run to the beat' half marathon on 25th September; also friends have had coffee mornings and a pub quiz to help.

We are delighted to support both the Hospital and Tom’s family for this campaign.

A few months on and updates on Tom...... He is doing really well and his wheelchair has made such a positive difference in his life particularly at school. He now plays wheelchair basketball for under 15s who have had a brilliant season. Tom’s team has won the lord taverners national championship. Well done Tom, we are very proud of you.....

On 6th May, 2012 Tom took part in the Grand East Anglian Run. It Was a 10k road race around kings Lynn for adults with a 1.2 mile race for children. Tom participated in the run with his wheelchair. He wanted to do it as a fund raising activity for Path to Success just to say thank you for helping him to purchase his wheelchair.

Care Services Minister, Mr Paul Burstow MP said:

"The 60 for 60 campaign being run by Path to Success is a great initiative to make more wheelchairs available to hospitals."

"The Government recognises that more needs to be done to help children and adults that face unacceptably long waits for appropriate wheelchairs."

"That is why the Department of Health is overseeing a review of children and adult wheelchair services - to ensure that everyone gets the right services they need."

"Regional pilot sites have been set up to develop plans to improve the commissioning and provision of wheelchair services”


Our first Regional Event...
In Burnley General Hospital on Friday 11th May. East Lancashire NHS Trust (Burnley General Hospital) provided us with the venue and light refreshment. The event started with welcome speech by the Chair of the Trust – Ms Hazel Harding followed by Mrs Choudhrie – Founder and Director of Path to Success and RT Hon Gordon Birtwistle, Burnley MP. Followed by, presentation of 15 wheelchairs to 14 hospital representatives. As a token of good will for the support and collaboration from East Lancashire NHS Trust, Path to Success gifted them an extra wheelchair which was accepted gratefully. The wheelchairs cost from £295 to £1,600, total sum of £14,768. The event lasted approximately one hour.


Our Second Regional Event......
was hosted by Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust on Wednesday 20th June, 2012.
Path to Success donated twenty four wheelchairs to hospitals in the South Region of England
costing £12,187.00“Our special thanks to John Radcliffe Hospital – Ms Linda Hands for hosting this event, Lord Lieutenant Tim Stevenson with his inspiring and encouraging speech. Thank you to our
special Guest Speakers and all our suppliers for their full support and help in making this event a great success. We hope the growth of Path to Success will help achieve a change in the destiny of a targeted society or a single individual. Our philosophy is to help those who are so keen to make a success of their inability into ability”.

One of the recipients of a special powered wheelchair presented at our event in Oxford is a young man who suffers from Incomplete Tetraplegia. Path to Success is delighted to support this young man and to help him think ABLE again. He is on the way to recovery from the hospital to the real everyday world with help of his new wheelchair. We wish him success up the ladders of hope and mobility.

Our Third Regional Event......
Held on 13th September hosted by Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. Ms Lisa Thomson – Director of Corporate Affairs, welcomed the guests and expressed her gratuity and support for “60 for 60” Wheelchair Campaign that Path to Success has undertaken and how it benefits the NHS Hospitals. During this presentation Mrs Choudhrie the Founder of the charity spoke of NHS’s immense hard work and accountability to all their patients. Mr Robert Mottram who is a valued member of Heartland’s Disability Advisory Group was presented at the event and shared his thoughts and experiences with us. Path to Success donated nineteen wheelchairs to 14 hospitals a value of £6,000.00. Our next event will be held in Leicester at the end of October 2012.

 

Our fourth and last regional event......
14 NHS Hospitals in East Regional of England received a donation of fourteen wheelchairs as part of the celebration to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year in an event hosted by Hon Rt Keith Vaz Mp from Leicester East in Belgrave Neighborhood Centre on Friday 26th October (in Leicester). Amongst the attendees was The Lord Mayor of Leicester Councillor Abdul Osman to support the work of Path to Success.

 

 

Finale in London......
On 6th December 2012, Path to Success celebrated their great achievement in a gathering in a London venue. Amongst the supporters in this event was Hon Norman Lamb, Care Minister, who presented the last wheelchair to Ealing Hospital’s Children’s ward and marked the 83rd wheelchair donated by the charity. Most of the wheelchairs, donated are specialized and have supported individuals under health threatening situations. The individuals are able to manoeuvre their lives with a little more purpose and independence.


Our special guest for this evening was a smart, handsome young lad, 8 years old, Jamie who has come from Norfolk with his parents Dawn and Gary Pammenter. His NHS Hospital in Kings Lynn requested us to support young Jamie who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy with this lightest folding wheelchair in the world, which we imported from the US for Jamie, who loves playing Basketball and we are here to support him to become a Matt Sealy!! We all at Path to Success cheer his success in your endeavour .

 

 

St Wilfrid's Centre

With a strong focus on education our endeavour is working towards the advancement of education for those with disabilities and with financial difficulties. We believe that education fosters love for mankind, develops character, provides an intellectual basis for the realisation of peace and empowers learners to contribute and improve our society.

We strongly believe in “helping those keen to make a Success of their Inability into Ability”. Path to Success has been proud to have been able to contribute and be be part of many successful campaigns both in India and the UK and received several awards for its philanthropy.

St Wilfrid’s Centre in Sheffield
In 2013, Path to Success adopted St Wilfrid’s Centre in Sheffield supporting the building of a new Residential Home where the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded are welcomed all year around. The project is known as “HOME”

The Residential Centre will help:
• To prevent Homelessness
• Increase Client’s chances for employment
• Grow Client’s Confidents & Self Esteem
• Improve Client’s Mental Health
• Cope to sustain Client’s Tenancy

Kevin Bradley director of St Wilfrid’s Centre over 20 years and
his team “At St wilfrid’s Day Centre we help the homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded members of the society.”
The centre has a unique atmosphere. We have probably more services for “Clients” under one roof than any other daycentre in England. Everyone is welcomed regardless of disability, race, creed or culture. We really do seem to have found the secret of making people feel better.”

“OUR DREAM for many years has been to build Residential Unit to work in conjunction with the Day Centre, People would live there for up to 2 years whilst attending classes at the day centre Monday to Friday. this would allow them to increase their chances of going back into today’s society….”

Link to their website
www.stwilfriedscentre.org can we attach our power point presentation?
Can we use the pictures/painting?

St Wilfrid’s Residential Project was officially launched in March 2013 to raise £1.8million for a 50 bed Residential Home. In April 2014 they celebrated the £1 million mark through support from Sheffield and across the UK.

 

Amar Jyoti - Integrated Basketball Team

Path to Success extends its philanthropy to Amar Jyoti Trust a school for able and disabled children in India by adopting their Integrated basketball team. The aim is to raise awareness for the Integrated Basketball Team and to encourage and educate a better understanding of disability while instituting confidence among children with impairments.

The students in the team are between ages 8 to 14, able and disabled bodies practice alongside each other minimum 35-40 minutes per day. They have their own team matches within the school and play friendly games with neighbouring schools on occasions such as “Sports Meets”. The goal is to create awareness of integrated basketball team with able and disable children playing together.

My Journey to a New World” was a unique idea initiated during early days of preparations for St Moritz Art Masters 2014 by introducing Amar Jyoti and a local Swiss school over an artistic platform allowing each student to explore ideas of each other’s domestic environment.

With the children and teachers’ full support, enthusiasm and positive approach the results are truly inspiring. The children from both countries enjoyed the opportunity to learn about a new world by drawing on their vast imaginations. These amazing paintings of over 60 students from grade three to eight will be displayed for public viewing at Nira Alpina from 22n - 31st August 2014. Through support and backing by St Moritz Art Masters 2014, Nira Alpina (Switzerland), and charitable contributions, PTS has managed to raise funds for 8 special basketball wheelchairs and sports kit for the team.

With your support and backing during the year and especially with the funds raised during the “Children’s Exhibition” (Nira Alpina in Switzerland), Path to Success managed to gift 8 new specialised basketball wheelchairs to the team. On 8th December the wheelchairs where inaugurate by Hon. Shri T.C. Gehlot, Minister of social Justice and Empowerment of India in an exciting event - “Basketball Clinic”. The games were conducted by coaches from Australia, USA, Netherlands and India

http://www.amarjyotirehab.org

 

 
 
 

London Titans - Wheelchair Basketball Club

Our current appeal is to support London Titans wheelchair basketball club. The club plays in the National League and has been home for several GB Paralympian’s, Ade Adepitan MBE, Ann Wild OBE and Matt Seally. And many new faces are rising and taking part in Rio 2016. The players are incredibly enthusiastic, determined about the club, the sport and their goal. Their principal is based on support, strength, skills and ability. Path to Success has set its goals to support the club and the rising athletes.

This pledge is to support the club and strengthening the players skills, technique, speed, confidence and ability ahead of their upcoming European Championship games in Germany, Rio 2016 Paralympics and Commonwealth Games in 2018. By providing the best basketball wheelchairs, assistance of coaches, organising more home matches, court and referee fees, travel and accommodation costs.

 

KidsOut - Christmas “Giving Tree”

KidsOutAs Christmas is a happy and joyful time for most of us, sadly it is not the case for children escaping domestic violence and living in refuge. It is a lonely, depressing and sorrowful time with bitter memories. Working closely with “Kidsout” and their appeal; “Giving Tree”, PTS helped in bringing fun and joy to children in the Capital. The appeal is a great way to give to those kids who have escaped domestic violence and may otherwise receive nothing during Christmas. KidsOut is a charity which delivers children’s services throughout the UK by bringing happiness into lives of disadvantaged young ones. Every year they help over 35,000 children.

We asked for your help to reach out and bring a little light to their Christmas. The gifts could be for children from 3 months to 16 years old – anything ranging from a rattle, bottle, toy set, colouring, lego, blocks, argos vouchers, puzzles, ball, fiction books, cuddly toys, board games, action figures, dolls, roll play toys, science and art kits. All that needed to be done was to purchase a gift, no wrapping needed, and a Path to Success representative came to your London office and collected them. The presents then were delivered to the collection point for KidsOut and was gifted to the children in London who desperately needed a little joy at Christmas time. In 2015 PTS managed to provide 149 toys, 92 books and £50 gift vouchers for children.

In 2016 we managed to collect 338 toys, 72 books and £250 worth of vouchers. Over 10,000 children received a toy in time for Christmas – as well as every child in a women’s aid refuge, hundreds of children from disadvantaged groups have also received a present. This includes the Rainbow Trust charity, which supports children whose sibling or parent are terminally ill in hospice.

 

Andrea Bocelli Foundation

KidsOutAndrea Bocelli Foundation has the passion and desire to make the difference in the lives of those people who suffer from illness, poverty and social exclusion in Italy and in the Developing Countries. They will give them the opportunity to express themselves at their full potential, and to live their lives in the best way possible.

Path to Success has supported their values and their developing projects in Haiti. In 2016, destined to a very innovative project which the Foundation cares very much for, a children’s choir (named “Voices of Haiti”) consisting of 60 young Haitians, a stable reality with exceptional educational potential that has debuted, after a long training, together with Andrea Bocelli on the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

In 2016 Path to Success supported the Bocelli Foundation when Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and left behind much devastation with heavy rain and strong winds causing considerable damage and many were forced to leave their houses. ABF team worked on site tirelessly and very hard in restoring schools and homes for the residents. Path to Success’s donation to the foundation was to support rehabilitation of schools, prevention of cholera and shortage of water in Haiti.

 

Action for Kids

KidsOutAt ‘Action for Kids’ (AFK), they work with 100s of children and young people each year with a whole range of physical and learning disabilities. They see them experience huge barriers to their independence. The right equipment is rarely available from the NHS. Low self-esteem and aspiration and poor expectation from others are the norm and a lack of choice and chronic shortage of opportunity is commonplace. At Action For Kids they recognise and acknowledge individual potential and they provide a range of programmes to address these hurdles, improve mobility and develop disabled children and young people’s skills, prospects and problem-solving mechanisms.

In 2017, ‘Path to Success’ will support AFK by raising the funds to provide disabled children and young people all around the UK with vital and life-changing equipment. Appropriate and bespoke wheelchairs, walkers and trikes will have an immediate and far-reaching impact on the health, wellbeing and independence of the child or young person. Action For Kids also provides a vital maintenance programme, covering all costs for equipment repairs, servicing and adaptations. In 2016, 71 beneficiaries have approached AFK for this crucial area of support.

 

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