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This winter the Darjeeling team have been hard at work on a new roof over the playground which will make it possible to use the yard during the monsoon.

The has been an amazing response to the piece in our Autumn newsletter.

When 10 year old Mitsy Cowey heard about the lives of children in Darjeeling she was very keen to to help them.

Jeanette Wainwright's 100 Voices Four Choirs sing for School Aid India

Everyone at Roseberry School is safe.

One Hundred Voice Choir donate to SAI

The congregations of the various churches under Great Ayton Parish Council dipped their hands deep into their pockets for the children of India

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The Hundred Voices Choir are giving a concert at Hutton Rudby, All Saints Church on Friday 19 December 2014 at 7pm. Tickets are £5 on the door. Go along and have a great evening and support School Aid India.

If you know of a choir local to you who perform for charity, why not ask them to sing for Scool Aid India.

Contact Teresa Hughes (Trustee of School Aid India) for more information -

The event was blessed by good weather.

Helen is opening her garden from 1pm - 5pm on Sunday 05 June 2014. The garden is at The Granary, Langbaurgh Grange, Great Ayton on the B1292.

Stiff westerly winds, heavy showers and wet roads did not spoil the enjoyment of this challenge for Jo.

A trustee of School Aid India, Joanna Waterton who in 2012 ran the Swaledale Marathon to raise money for School Aid India is doing the Fred Whitton Challenge on 11 May 2014.

From Chattanooga Choo Choo to I See You from the movie Avatar, the Mosaic Choir from Middlesbrough entertained a capacity audience at Church House, Hutton Rudby.

We are now back to normal after a server glitch.

Roseberry School, Darjeeling is highlighted at a special education focused church service.

UNICEF Day at Marwood and Hutton Rudby Primary Schools.

Christchurch, Great Ayton and Middlesbrough NHS Retirement Fellowship raise almost £1000 for School Aid India.

Two schools, one in York and one in Great Ayton fundraise for Roseberry School, Darjeeling.

It was as simple as booking flights with Virgin through easyfundraising.

School Aid India trustees would like to thank everyone for their support in raising funds.

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A coffee morning held at The Granary, Langbaurgh Grange was well supported by friends and neighbours.

Youngsters who joined us aged 3 in 2007 are reaching the end of their final year at Roseberry School.

Helen Jones talks to Probus groups to raise funds for School Aid India

Class 3 played class 4 in an exciting first

Nina completed the Loch Ness Marathon in just under 5 hours, a fantastic achievement for her personally and great news for School Aid India.

Trustee Nina Fitzsimons runs her first ever marathon to raise funds for Roseberry School.

Tim Shackles had just raised £342 for SAI after spending a month helping out at Roseberry School.

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Helen's garden at the Granary just outside Great Ayton, will be open for the Charity from 1pm to 5pm on June 9th 2013.

Castleton singing for pleasure group are giving a musical evening to raise funds for Roseberry School Darjeeling

Visitors enjoyed the lovely garden and delicious teas in spite of the weather.

We were very pleased to receive a cheque for £76.00 from Marwood School in Great Ayton.

The annual garden open day event is back again

Joanne Waterton has successfully completed the Swaledale Marathon raising funds for School Aid India in a first for an amputee.

Jake Home from North Yorkshire has been teaching IT to school children in Darjeerling in India, read more about his traveling exploits.

How does your donation help?

Every donation helps SAI provide better facilities for our students, here are some typical examples of costs that we incur on a regular basis. We have six classes with 20-25 children in each class.

  • £22 buys uniform for one child giving them pride and identity
  • £50 pays for a wide selection of books for one class
  • £5 buys a waterproof storage box for books, needed in monsoon season
  • £600 for a new laptop for classroom use
  • £2250 will pay a teachers salary for one year