Olveston School Fun Run 2014 – this Sunday

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe next ARBAN UK fund raising event is the Olveston School Fun Run this sunday. Come along and run or support the 1km and 5km fun run through the beautiful South Gloucestershire countryside, in view of the Severn Bridges.


Nearly New Sale, Bristol – Saturday 22 June 2013

Maternity, baby, toddler and children’s clothes, toys and equipment sale, being held in support of ARBAN UK:  We already have lots of things to sell from cloths to cots, prams and car seats all in really good condition.


  • Newman Hall, Grange Court Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol BS9 4DR.  (Opposite the entrance to Red Maids Junior School.
  • View Newman Hall on the map


  • Saturday 22nd June 2013.
  • Gates open for: Sellers at 9.30am. Priority buyers, 10.30am. General buyers, 11.00am

How Much:

  • Price for buyers: £5 for Priority early entrance per adult. General entrance £1 per adult
  • Options for Sellers (to book tables and discuss the other options please contact Sally on the details below):
    • Take a table for £10 and sell your own goods
    • Donate items for us to sell for ARBAN UK.  Please contact Sally in advance (preferred option) and depending on items and your location, she may be able to collect them from you.  Alternatively, bring the items on the day.
    • Bring and sell individual big items such as prams, cots, car seats etc to sell yourself without taking a table and give us 10% of the sale price (this option is available at the digression of the charity committee only)
    • Take a table for free, man it for us and give us the proceeds – we would really welcome your help as well as your stuff!


  • Tea, coffee and homemade cakes for sale.
  • Even if you do not want to buy or sell anything, come and have some top quality refreshments.



Visit to Jheelpur in pictures



Bristol 10k – 15th May 2011

Well done to the ‘Run for the Slum’ team of runners and supporters for a great effort this morning. 28 runners successfully ran 10k, cheered on by a great back up team of parents, friends and children.

Huge thanks for the sponsorship money that everyone has collected – don’t forget to tell people it is not to late to donate!

We’re already planning the next run and team curry night – details to follow!

Post your race times as comments if you are proud of them – we’ll post photos on the (new look, hopefully!!) website in a day or two.


Bristol Evening Post

See the latest coverage of the Run for the Slum team in The Bristol Evening post

You can download a pdf of the article here.



Bristol 10K – Race packs

Race packs are arriving for the Bristol 10K.

If you don’t receive yours by  Monday 9 May, please contact the race team. Details found at the race website: www.bristolhalfmarathon.com

Run for the Slum – Thornbury Gazette

We are in the local paper!

Click here to read the article. Sadly the image is not available on line – but we all look pretty silly anyway!

A taste of Bangladesh

A Taste of Bangladesh – Saffia Bullock

In February 2010 I visited Jheelpur Slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. What I saw there has changed my perspective on life.

I would like to share with you some words, pictures and tasters of Bengali curries from this extraordinary country. I would also like to tell you about Jheelpur Slum and what we are doing to try and help people there.

There will be no admittance fee but if you felt inspired to make a donation, we would be delighted.


A Taste of Bangladesh is happening at St Mary’s Church, Olveston on Saturday 21 May 2011.

Food served from 7.30pm, presentation starts 8pm.

For more information telephone Saffia on 07917 276 410