Ocean to Ocean for Ocean Stars

Cycling from Land's End to Margate. for Ocean Stars Trust

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 5th September 2018 :: This Story

Ocean to Ocean for Ocean StarsStephen, Phil, Barney and Liam cycle from Lands End to Margate.

Stephen and Phil will be volunteering at school projects run by Ocean Stars Trust in North and Eastern Sri Lanka in October and November 2018.  The money raised from this cycle will go directly to the charity to support their vital work running schools for children.

Ocean Stars Trust is a charity that was set up in the wake of the 2004 tsunami by Sri Lankan-born Dilanee Bunter to provide education to children, some of whom were orphaned in the tsunami.  Often in these areas, the Ocean Stars schools are the only ones in the area and represent a way out of poverty for these children.

Stephen and Phil will be volunteering at these schools and teaching English for three weeks in October and November as part of a larger group of volunteers.

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Teaming Up

Ocean Stars Trust is delighted to announce that it has recently set up a partnership with Teach Sri Lanka

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 4th September 2018 :: This Story

Charity Cricket MatchTeach Sri Lanka is a charity established over 5 years ago with the primary purpose of promoting education in Sri Lanka. (www.teachsrilanka.com)

The charity has been set up and is run by Dimithri and Dinesh, two young Sri Lankans who grew up in Colombo, Sri Lanka, but who now live and work in the UK.

On Sunday the 19th August, Teach Sri Lanka organised a charity cricket tournament which was held at Rowlands Castle in Hampshire. Six teams took part in the tournament together with many supporters cheering on throughout the day. The event was a great success and Teach Sri Lanka managed to raise £1,284. Thank you to everyone who participated and supported this event. A fantastic day's work!!!!

Cricket TeamAs part of our partnership with Teach Sri Lanka, they have agreed to finance and support our Naripulthottam preschool in Batticaloa. The money raised from the cricket match will go a long way towards enabling the 39 children at that school to continue their education.

It's a great first step – amazing what can be achieved, when we work together.

New Pre-school building

Moving out of the old shop...

Naomi Booth :: Friday 17th August 2018 :: This Story

Building work beginningHaving spent the last 8 years in a cramped disused shop for a preschool  Ocean Stars are happy to announce that construction has begun to build a new preschool for the 50 children and 3 teachers who attend Chenkallady 1 preschool.

Thank you to our supporters for making this happen.

Keep up to date with the July trip

After months of planning, Team 2 for the Ocean Stars Trust July visit met for the first time at Colombo airport this morning...

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 19th July 2018 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/310/w288/ost-july-2018.jpgAfter months of planning, Team 2 for the Ocean Stars Trust July visit met for the first time at Colombo airport this morning, greeting Dilanee, Dan and Sandra as they arrived from the UK. Our team is not complete, with Wendy and Thomas plus the Avonbourne students (Team 1) arriving in the next few days. We will all meet in Batticaloa on Sunday. Below are some reflections from Team 2 volunteers at the beginning of trip, a busy few weeks to come!

Follow this blog for updates from both teams in the next few weeks.

July Trip Blog

Avonbourne students about to set off on their adventure to Sri Lanka

Visiting tourist sights and volunteering with Ocean Stars Trust.

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 19th July 2018 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/311/w288/osr-avonbourne.jpgThe students will be visiting their link schools and have prepared activities to do with the children over the last year.

If your school would like a trip if a life time to Sri Lanka please contact us: oceanstarstrust@gmail.com.

Group 3 on the way!

Sandra and Dilanee are off to Sri Lanka today to visit Ocean Stars projects in Sri Lanka.

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 17th July 2018 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/309/w288/ost-dilanee-and-sandra.jpgThey are the third of five groups with a total of 25 volunteers travelling to visit Ocean Stars projects over the next 2 weeks.

The teams will be visiting Yatiyanthota Killinochchi Trincomalee Batticaloa and Colombo.

Flower Festival

Fleet Methodist Church is holding a Flower festival from 13.7.18- 15.7.18.

Naomi Booth :: Friday 13th July 2018 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/307/w288/ost-map.jpgCome along and and have a look at the beautiful displays celebrating the Milestones of life.

Ocean Stars has also got a display celebrating the work of the charity over the last 14 years.

OST AGM

Ocean Stars Trust held there AGM on Thursday 12th July

Naomi Booth :: Thursday 12th July 2018 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/308/w288/ocean-stars-agm.jpgAt the Church on the Heath , Fleet ,Hampshire.

The AGM was attended by all the Trustees and Committee Members.

Cycling Rosslare to Derry

John and Amali are cycling in Ireland fund raising for OceanStars

Naomi Booth :: Monday 9th July 2018 :: This Story

JPicture: /files/latest-news/306/w288/amali-john-cycling.jpgohn and Amali are cycling in Ireland from Rosslare in the SE to Derry in the North from 21-28 July 2018 . They are raising money for Ocean Stars and would welcome donations for the work of Ocean Stars in Sri Lanka.

To read their story or donate please visit http://www.justgiving.com/JohnandAmaliBunter

Ella's Fundraising

Ella is one of the 21 students from Calthorpe School in Fleet going to Sri Lanka in October 2018 with Ocean Stars Trust to visit their link schools.

Naomi Booth :: Wednesday 4th July 2018 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/304/w288/ella-fund-raising.jpgElla was fund raising at a her Theatre club show last Sunday. She was fund raising towards their group target of raising £10,000 for the work of OST. The group has so far raised an amazing £8672.00 toward their target.

Well Done and Thank you Ella and CPS TEAM 2018 on your magnificent fund raising efforts.

You are all stars!!