The Festival itself raised £1,000 for Ganga Prem Hospice Also, there was a stall selling handmade socks and shawls from the Kullu Valley women’s collective. This little table received an additional £191 in donations plus unbelievable sales totalling £965. This brought the total amount raised to £2,156 – when it is transferred to India, this will convert to almost 2 lakh rupees.
On Saturday evening, Duncan spoke about his recent visit to the Hospice in Rishikesh. Swami Saradananda reminded people how even a small donation makes so much difference in India. She suggested to the yoga teachers in the audience that they offer a monthly ‘donation’ class. Or – ‘donate your birthday’ to the Ganga Prem Hospice in place of the unwanted gifts that people tend to receive.We managed to inspire some people to connect with GPH on a grass-roots level and hope that will lead to future fundraising.
The Devon Yoga Festival’s ethos of 'small is beautiful', its simplicity, along with its non-commercial and not-for-profit principles make it a unique yoga event. We look forward to continuing and seeing many of you again next year.
A huge thank you to everyone that took part in the 2017 Devon Yoga Festival – and extra special blessings to the main organisers: Duncan, Jules and James for their incredible dedication!