Amazing result from the Kolkata Covid Challenge - THANK YOU!
By CRF editor, Oct 28 2020 01:36PM
Massive thanks to everyone who supported the Kolkata Covid Challenge in July which raised an astonishing £220,000!
A total of £120,000 was donated for the sponsored walk and Barclays has just announced almost £100,000 of match funding.
This is by far the most money Calcutta Rescue has ever raised for an appeal. Your generosity has ensured that we have the money we need to work safely and support thousands of poor people throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
This includes buying PPE to protect staff, sanitation packs for people in the slums, food for patients who have lost their jobs, smartphones so school children can continue their studies at home, computers to help doctors doing telephone consultations and so much more...
More than 130 walkers around the globe took part in the 10km sponsored walk on July 25, and there was a two-hour live broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, celebrating of Dr Jack’s work plus news on how Calcutta Rescue responding to the Covid crisis in Kolkata.
You can watch the 25th July broadcast and the award-winning documentary 'Doctor Jack' at www.calcuttarescue.org