250 challenge update!

Find out how supporters are raising funds and how you can join in!

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 3rd December 2020 :: This Story

 

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Wendy's Challenge

Wendy is making 250 masks and they are on sale for £3 a mask. If you would like to support Wendy and buy a masks as Christmas presents then please email us...

Wendy has now made £250 on her challenge and is carrying on her challenge. So if you would like to treat someone to an Ocean Stars mask over Christmas then please contact us on oceanstarstrust@gmail.com

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The Engin Family Update

Having completed the challenge successfully and raised over £600 for Ocean Stars the Engin family are now doing the challenge again to raise more funds for Ocean Stars. Thank you!

You can support the Engin family through JustGiving on:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/enginfamily

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Donald &Jennifer Update

Donald and Jennifer from Belfast are cycling 250 miles. They have cycled to Nendrum and old monastic site and many of the islands on Strangford Loch, Lisburn, and the Lagan Towpath. Keep cycling Donald and Jennifer!!

Donald and Jennifer have raised £571 and are still cycling! Thank you!

You can support Donald and Jennifer through JustGiving on:

http://www.justgiving.com/jennifer-and-donald

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Adriana Rodrigues Oswald

I am doing the 250- Rep challenge.

250 reps of bodyweight exercise every day for the next 21 days to help Ocean Stars Trust raise £10,000 for their work in Sri Lanka through education and social enrichment, sharing friendship, hope and joy. Ocean Stars is looking to raise funds to supply uniforms and school bags for 1,000 children as well as resources for 26 preschools across the country.

I'm hoping you can help me do my part in donating in sponsor of my efforts to help the charity offer communities in Sri Lanka a route out of poverty by supporting a range of educational and livelihood projects.

I 'm hoping you can help me do my part in helping the charity offer communities in Sri Lanka a route out of poverty. Any little bit helps!

I have raised £280 so far. Thank you for everyone who has supported me.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adriana-rodrigues1





Newsletter December 2020

Supporting Children and their families through 2020

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 1st December 2020 :: This Story

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Seasons Greetings 2020

We are incredibly grateful for your support in 2020...

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 1st December 2020 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/411/w288/christmas-greetings.jpgDear friends of Ocean Stars Trust.

As 2020 draws to a close we are incredibly grateful indeed to you for supporting us during what has turned out to be a challenging and difficult year for us all. As we approach our 16th year of operation the future is unknown. We hope that vaccination will be found for COVID-19 and we will be able to resume our lives. Thank you for your donations, for supporting our online appeals and fundraising events.

We wish you a safe, peaceful and restful Christmas and New Year.

From everyone at Ocean Stars UK and Ocean Stars Lanka.

If you would like to donate over this Christmas period, why not buy a gift from our gift catalogue to support our work in Sri Lanka.

Visit our Gift catalogue

Support Ocean Stars with AmazonSmile

Shop with Amazon? Why not nominate Ocean Stars Trust to be your nominated charity...

Naomi Booth :: Monday 16th November 2020 :: This Story

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This is a great opportunity for Ocean Stars Trust to increase AmazonSmile donations on this run-up to Christmas.

Simply shop at smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/1110022-0 or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app, and AmazonSmile donates to Ocean Stars Trust at no extra cost.

Thank you for thinking of Ocean Stars :-)

November Virtual Quiz Night

With Mike on Zoom!

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 5th November 2020 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/408/w288/zoom-quiz-november-mini.jpgOur ever-popular Ocean Stars Quizzes are back on zoom to keep you entertained during lockdown.

26th November

Please sign up and pass on to friends and family.

Hosted as always by our regular Quiz Master Mr Mike Gardner.

Full details on our Virtual Quiz Flyer

 

  1. E-mail
    oceanstarstrust@gmail.com
    to register your interes
  2. Secure your place by making your
    payment of £10 by TEXTING
    oceanstarstrust to 70085
    (Texts cost £10 plus one standard
    network rate message).
    Or by BACS Payment to:
    Ocean Stars Trust,
    Account No: 02662990,
    Lloyds Bank, Fleet,
    Sort Code: 30-93-3
  3. You will receive an email
    with all the joining detail

250 challenge update

This a reminder to sign up for our 250 challenge.

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 3rd November 2020 :: This Story

This could be a personal challenge that you have been putting off for a while or a one-off challenge you set your self to raise money for Ocean Stars Trust. You can create a Just Giving Page and get sponsored or donate to OST on completion of the challenge. Please email us on oceanstarstrust@gmail.com and let us know your 250 challenge plans!!

We would like to wish Good Luck to everyone who has started already.

Wendy's Challenge

Wendy is making 250 masks and they are on sale for £3 a mask. If you would like to support Wendy and buy a masks as Christmas presents then please email us...

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The Engin Family

The Engin Family from Fleet have set themselves fitness challenges.

  • 250 sit-ups
  • 250 press-ups
  • 250 goals
  • 250 laps around the garden

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Donald and Jennifer

Donald and Jennifer from Belfast are cycling 250 miles. They have cycled to Nendrum and old monastic site and many of the islands on Strangford Loch, Lisburn, and the Lagan Towpath. Keep cycling Donald and Jennifer!!

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Dilanee

Dilanee is aiming to do 500,000 steps.

30,000 completed so far...

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No Volunteer Visits in 2020

After 15 years of annual visits, no Volunteers’ Visit in 2020 due to Covid-19

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 27th October 2020 :: This Story

October is normally a month of joy, happiness, and celebrations amongst our Ocean Stars communities as it is UK volunteer month.

Our preschools receive bags of resources that UK volunteers have taken to Sri Lanka. Each of our 26 preschools is visited and the children enjoy making hats, blowing bubbles, doing craft activities, playing games, dancing, and singing our signature song the Hokey Cokey. All our teachers get together for a training day which is a highlight in their calendar. Calthorpe Park School in Fleet usually takes a group of 21 students and 4 teachers and they visit their link schools. Around 5,000 children and young people and parents are impacted by our annual October visit. 

We hope to resume these visits when the global situation improves, and travel restrictions are lifted. Several UK volunteers and students who were due to travel with us in 2020 have had their plans cancelled. Thanks to all the donations we have received through our online fundraising events we were able to provide much-needed resources to all our preschools in October.

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If you would like to donate towards our ongoing work in Sri Lanka the details are below:

BACS DONATIONS

Account Name: Ocean Stars Trust
Sort Code: 30-93-32
Account Number: 02662990

Reference:  Preschool Gift

Donate £10 towards our ongoing work in Sri Lanka by

TEXTING oceanstarstrust to 70085 
(Texts cost £10 plus one standard network rate message).

Resources for pre-schools

Donations being delivered despite not visit from the UK this year...

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 13th October 2020 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/405/w288/121538897-3506782312701489-2509468672085981067-n.jpgOctober is a month when groups of volunteers, and Calthorpe Park School students and teachers visit Sri Lanka to work with our many different projects. However, because of the International Pandemic, all our visits this year have been cancelled.

Our Ocean Stars sponsored preschools and link schools look forward all year to October. During these visits, our preschools receive resources that our volunteers have collected in the UK. Several UK schools donate preschool resources through their Harvest Festivals as well as individuals who kindly donate items from our list of needed resources.

To keep our preschools replenished until the end of the Sri Lankan academic year in December we donated bags of resources to all our preschools last week with funds raised through our online fundraising campaigns.

More resources will be needed in January so if you would like to make a monetary donation to support our work you can here.

You can also sign up to our 250 challenge!

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Quiz Night

Last few places still available

Naomi Booth :: Monday 5th October 2020 :: This Story

A few places are still available for our Quiz on Thursday 15th October.

Please email oceanstarstrust@gmail.com to register your interest.

Join in our engaging quiz and transform the life of a child in Sri Lanka

Support Global Goals

How you can support us so we can work towards more Global Goals

Naomi Booth :: Monday 28th September 2020 :: This Story

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Last week we shared with you some of the ways in which Ocean Stars Trust is working towards the Sustainable Development Goals set up by the UN General Assembly. We focused on  Goal 1: No Poverty, Goal 2: Zero Hunger, Goal 4: Quality Education and Goal; 6: Clean Water and Sanitation.  If you would like to support us as we continue our work towards supporting these goals here are some of the ways you can donate. Thank you for your support as we continue our work in Sri Lanka empowering children through education.

  1. Donate £10 by texting oceanstarstrust to 70085 (Texts cost £10 plus one standard network rate message).
  2. By BACS Payment - Ocean Stars Trust, Account No. 02662990, Lloyds Bank, Fleet, Sort Code 30-93-32 -
    Don't forget to send us a Gift Aid Form if you are eligible!
  3. By Paypal

Thank you as always for all your help