Friends of Deepalaya, UK

Mr. Chris Tuppen, an employee of British Telecom was visiting a corporate social responsibility (CSR) seminar in Agra in 1999. He enjoyed the time, but wanted to see social work in action. When a friend and colleague of his told him about Deepalaya, an NGO working with slum children in Delhi, his interest grew further. So in the following days he visited the Deepalaya School in Sanjay Colony and left for Europe with a lasting impression about what he had seen.
During the ensuing month, there was no contact between him and Deepalaya, until suddenly the news was conveyed that Mr. Tuppen and his wife Deborah had been raising an amount of 4000 Pounds at a backyard dance programme with their friends and collegues. Mr. Tuppen and his wife came back to India, to hand over the money to Deepalaya at their School in Kalkaji.
Furthermore, the couple expressed their willingness to continue their support. After additional donations, ongoing consultations with Deepalaya and a counter visit by Rtn. T.K. Mathew to the UK, Mr. Tuppen and a group of friends were able to set up the 'Friends of Deepalaya' as a registered charity in October 2002. Thus, our supporters are now able to take advantage of the tax-exemption facilities for their donations in the UK.
Mr. Tuppen and his wife are offering their support in their leisure time, apart from both engaged in full-time employment. We are very grateful for their continuous support and hope to sustain the fruitful relationship in the years to come.
If you would like to take advantage of the tax exemption facilities please follow the instructions on the make a donation pages. If you have any questions regarding the Friends of Deepalaya UK, please contact
Please bear in mind that the members of Friends of Deepalaya, UK are no full time employees of Deepalaya. Therefore, please direct all general inquiries to the Deepalaya Office in New Delhi, India.
Correspondence Address
Friends of Deepalaya, UK
"Delvins" Gaston Street,
East Bergholt

Co7 6SD United Kingdom

Contact Person
Chris Tuppen



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