Cycle India reunion planned for HEAL India Night

HEAL UK hold their annual India Night in Peterborough on November 1 and hope to make the evening extra-special by encouraging Cycle India participants to come along for a reunion. The first Cycle India fundraiser took place in 2008 and every two years since then around 30 cyclists have come together from far and wide […]

Volunteers’ joy at meeting their sponsored child

HEAL relies upon individual sponsors to help give severely disadvantaged children the shelter, education and healthcare they need for a proper start in life. Such sponsorship is a wonderful way to bring hope and lasting change to a child living in poverty. Some supporters are content to make regular donations, happy in the knowledge that […]

Dallas doctor donates vocational centre to Paradise Village

AN Indian-born Dallas doctor is appealing for more like-minded professionals in America to join his crusade to give impoverished children in his homeland a start in life. A college reunion four years ago brought him back in contact with former classmate Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, founder of the UK charity HEAL (Health and Education for […]

Bala Kuteer library’s welcome gift

THE new Bala Kuteer School library used by pupils at the Heal Children’s Village added another title to its shelves during the recent Cycle India visit to Guntur. Welsh author Cathy Farr, who sponsored her friend Jem King, one the UK cyclists on the fundraising visit to India, asked him to personally deliver signed copies […]

Stark reality of India’s ‘poverty trap’

WELSH journalist Jem King, a member of the 2010 and 2012 Cycle India teams, has written an account of the highs and lows of his most recent visit to India with HEAL. In an article published in the Wales on Sunday, Jem recalls his delight at meeting up again with Anusha, the girl he sponsors […]

Saddle up for HEAL

A SERIES of cycling events across Great Britain, India and the United States are being planned to raise funds to help lift children out of the poverty trap in India and place them into education. The UK-based charity HEAL (Health and Education for All) recently held its third Cycle India challenge over five days in […]

Bikes, champagne and sausage sandwiches!

FOR Emily Young and Steve Garrett, Cycle India 2012 wasn’t just a life-changing experience … it was a whole new beginning. After taking part in five days of cycling through the stunning scenery of Kerala, then visiting several HEAL projects, including the Children’s Village in Guntur, Steve and Emily said their farewells to the rest […]

Delight at progress of HEAL Paradise

HEAL founder, Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, has expressed his delight at the early progress being made with construction at the Paradise Village in Thotapally. Dr Prasad and members of the Cycle India 2012 team were recently shown around the 20-acre site which will become home to 1,000 orphaned and destitute children in the near future. […]

Hospital makes a healthy donation to HEAL

NAGARJUNA Hospital in Vijayawada, organisers of the first Cycle India event in 2008, have underlined their support for HEAL by donating 350,000 rupees (approx £4,500) towards the construction of a Health Centre at the Paradise Village project. During Cycle India 2012 the riders paid a visit to the hospital and were shown some of the […]

Fun and games at Kanuru school

CONGRATULATIONS to the HEAL-funded ASNRAZPH school in Kanuru, Vijayawada, which was recently given the honour of hosting the ‘zonal games’ in their area. The school, visited by the entire Cycle India party last month, was extremely proud to have been asked to stage the event involving 32 schools. The games are held at a different […]