Chicken Run raises over £11,000!

On 14th October our team of amazing runners completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London.

Despite the pouring rain (one very wet day in a month of glorious autumn sunshine!), Olly, George, Robbie, Joe, Caroline, Fiona, Ignatius, Alice and Barnaby all completed the 13 miles around some of London’s best loved parks and iconic monuments and raised an incredible £11,844 for our Poultry Development Services programme in West Bengal – a very successful chicken run! We had hoped the team of 10 runners would jointly raise about £10,000 as it’s our 10th anniversary this year and that seemed like an auspicious target to aim for. Exceeding that by some considerable amount was the proverbial ‘icing on our birthday cake’! Sadly, Rob from Artemis sustained an injury during training and could not run on the day – there’s always next year though!


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  • I have witnessed first-hand how Shivia has not just changed but transformed people's lives with its livelihood programmes.
    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
    AMS farmer
    Familia location West Bengal