Unique Home Charity Update

As some of you will already know, I went out to India back in April to go and meet the girls and staff members of Unique Home for Girls. If you don’t know about it, then you can read all about it in our charity section.

As it’s been a couple of months since my visit, I thought it was time for an update on what’s happened since.

The First Few Days Back in the UK

We at Inbound were all very keen that the trip would not simply be a one-off visit and that it would form the basis of an on-going relationship with the home. When I got back to the UK the first thing I did was go through all the videos I had taken and send them across to the Trustee Ranjit. OK, that wasn’t the first thing I did. The first thing I did was try to shake off the food poisoning that gripped me on my final day in India. The food poisoning that led to me being sick on my boyfriend whilst in the air at the start of our 9 hour journey home. The food poisoning that led to my boyfriend’s parents (who came to pick us up from the airport) asking me if was best to visit the chemist before I got in their Mercedes. I got food poisoning from eating Italian food at a 4* hotel in Delhi. I think if my stomach were a person, it would be the most pathetic, whingey human ever.

So, after shaking off the food poisoning and the embarrassment I sent the videos to Ranjit and we met up to go through them and decide what footage would be best to use for the final video. I then passed on the approved footage to a company for them to edit it and make it look far more professional than I ever could. Unfortunately, the video has been held up but we have been assured this will be with us in a couple of weeks. I really hope so as I can’t wait to see it and share it with everyone.

A Surprise Offer

After a few chats with Ranjit about the home, I got a very unexpected offer from him. Ranjit asked me to come on board as a trustee of UK Friends of Unique Home for Girls. He explained that he was seeking trustees with different specialisms and wanted me to assist with their online efforts. I was only too happy to accept!

My First Task as a Trustee

One of the things that struck me whilst at the home was the volume of clothes the girls were washing each day. Although always clean, some of the clothes being worn by the girls were past their prime and I thought how great it would be to give them some quality clothes that would make each and every girl feel special. So I pitched the idea of a clothes drive to Ranjit and he was happy for me to take the lead.

After a few conversations about past clothes drives, it was decided that only new clothes would be accepted (as per existing Unique Home guidelines) so the clothes drive is aimed at manufacturers that have surplus stock they are able to donate.

The next step was to make sure we had a way of reaching out to manufacturers that was both professional and eye-catching. Enlisting the help of Rockstar Promotions, we had this poster produced and very kindly, they designed and printed free of charge.

Give a girl a garment

In July, the campaign will officially launch and hopefully we will get some great donations through. Oh, and if you happen to know a head honcho of a clothing manufacturer (as so many do!) then please tell them to drop me an email: clothesdrive@gmail.com

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