image2After spending so much of our time volunteering whilst travelling, we knew one thing for sure. When we returned to the UK we wanted to continue our work and do as much for charity as we could. We both have a huge passion for helping others, therefore, when The Asian Circle got in touch we were delighted to be able to help.
They are a charity with the vision for a future of equality for women and girls all around the world and when we discovered they were holding an Asian Circle Chai Day, we couldn’t think of anything more perfect for our first fundraising event. 35% of women experience domestic violence in North East India alone, this is a shocking statistic and we wanted to help make a change. The aim of the day was to assist The Asian Circle and Oxfam on their mission to challenge the social acceptance of sexual and domestic violence against women in India.
image3So on Leap year day that’s exactly what we did! We put our Chai making skills to practice (Kieran was much better than Hannah!) and invited all of our friends and family over for an Indian tea party. A few flavours from our menu included Vanilla, Masala and ginger Chai. They were all delicious!
It was a fabulous day enjoyed by all and we successfully raised £235.00, a great amount for our first fundraiser!
The True Cost Movie
After our Chai Day we were invited by the Asian Circle to attend their screening of ‘The True Cost Movie’. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. It is a documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider who really pays the price for our clothing.
image1It was a brilliant evening, the film was incredibly thought provoking and we will never be able to buy clothes in the same way again. The panel discussion was very interesting and sparked many good questions and debates. We would strongly recommend you watch it, and would love to hear your thoughts.
We have loved the opportunity to get involved with the Asian Circle, and are looking forward to many more events with them in the future. You can find out more about the incredible work they do, or how to donate to them here.

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