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  • Book your tickets now for Steventon Spice Lunch!


    August 9th, 2022
    The 2022 Batemans Spice Lunch with be taking place on Saturday 10 September at 12.30pm at Steventon Village Hall in Oxfordshire. Hosted by Nick and Mary Thompson, this fundraiser is a great opportunity to hear the latest news from Chennai ...
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  • August 2022 news update


    August 9th, 2022
    We have four excellent pieces of news from Chennai. The licence to run our boys hostel has been renewed for a further three years while, despite all the disruption of the past two years, 100 per cent of the girls ...
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  • Legacies boost funds


    August 9th, 2022
    We regret to announce the recent death of Ray Bissell and extend our condolences to his family. Ray had visited Satkaarya and our children in Chennai and has proved, with his family, a stalwart supporter of our work for many ...
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  • Truck festival catering beats the £10,000 mark!


    August 9th, 2022
    The Batemans catering stall was once more on the frontline in July at Steventon’s Truck festival, described as the Godfather of the small music festival. It certainly proved a godfather to Batemans, delivering a profit of more than £10,500, the ...
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  • Sunrise on the sea


    August 9th, 2022
    For a special treat the older girls were taken out recently to reward all their studying and help in the hostel while other children enjoyed a trip out to the seaside to watch dawn rise over the sea. Our mission ...
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  • Fundraising snippets


    August 9th, 2022
    In July ten people enjoyed a stroll along the Brightlingsea waterfront in Essex to visit the Batemans Tower.  Although the tower’s name has nothing to do with our charity, supporter Anne Fitzgerald decided it was a perfect excuse for a ...
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