Felsted School pupils embarked on yet another successful trip to Mumbai in support of the Magic Bus charity, run by former Felstedian, Matthew Spacie MBE.
This unique programme, offered annually, gives pupils the opportunity to engage in inner-city community projects in Mumbai, as well as help plan a day of sport and games for the children near the Magic Bus Centre in Karjat, about 75 miles outside of the city. In temperatures often exceeding 35 degrees they put together a unique education and exercise programme for children who had not even ventured beyond their own small village.
The Felsted pupils spent a couple of days working in a tribal village, rebuilding their water systems to repair the school toilet, a vital factor in the children’s education. They also had the chance to speak to those living in the slums, which further highlighted the important work that Magic Bus does in the poorer communities of India and how the fundraising at Felsted has helped make a difference to these children’s lives.
Before leaving for Mumbai, those who were going organised a Bollywood themed evening to raise money for the charity. It was a night full of Indian culture, dancing and cuisine, with guests wearing some impressive outfits and learning some dance moves from a professional Bollywood Dance. Overall, the evening raised over £3000 for Magic Bus. To find out more about how Felsted School makes a difference in the wider community please visit: https://www.felsted.org/about-felsted/making-a-difference.