Win an Olympic Torch

11 Jul 2012

Derbyshire's David Denton (now 71) has organised numerous free fun runs for children & was recently selected to run with the Olympic Torch through Buxton due to his ongoing commitment to a variety of charitable activities (he’s one of the most selfless people we know). He purchased the torch he ran with & is raffling it to raise money (hopefully £10,000) to build a school in India. It would be lovely if we could help him build a school for children less fortunate than our own who already have access to great schools.

More about David’s Charity....

David runs a charity called “IDEAS” (International Development through Education, Art & Sport). It was set up to help poor families in Kerala & South India; to provide educational opportunities for children from poor families; to provide help with medical care & costs; to help provide opportunities to create self-employment projects; and to generally help where need arises. To date IDEAS; gives a monthly allowance to over 30 families; funds 2 after-school tuition centres; bought over 45 goats to provide nutritious milk for families; funded training schemes including a recent one for rural Muslim women to learn how to make artificial flowers to sell on; paid medical bills for many people including 3 men paralysed through industrial accidents; provided play equipment at a school; and also arranged for some people from the UK to spend time teaching and generally helping out at a local school. Unlike so many other charities, not one single penny of David’s charity is spent on admin (some charities spend as much as 69%).

If you would like to help David build a school, just email him the numbers you would like (you can either choose your own numbers or David can randomly-select some for you). The tickets cost £5 each or 5 for £20. David will let you know how you can pay. David Denton e-mail : web :

The raffle will be drawn on Sunday 4 November 2012