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The Padua Charitable Fund

Urban poverty is a serious global problem. There are 1 billion people living in slums all over the world. In the Philippines, this problem is paramount and urgent. We can all do our bit and make the Philippines and the world an even more beautiful place to live in by helping eradicate the slums of our cities and re-housing poor deprived families in cleaner, safer, self-reliant and happier communities. This is why we here at Connia Interiors do our upmost to support The Padua Charitable Fund.

The Padua Charitable Fund’s ”Fountain of Love” school building and typhoon shelter project was selected by us as our dragon boat team’s fund raising recipient for the annual Nottingham Dragon Boat Challenge event.

The Dragon Boat Challenge, along with the Nottingham Riverside Festival, took place on Sunday the 4th of August 2013 which raises thousands of pounds for charities. Approximately 50 crews battled it out over the 200 meter race course along the River Trent at the Victoria Embankment watched by thousands of spectators. The Riverside Festival is one of Nottingham’s largest family events and includes a bustling fair and vibrant mix of music, dance, crafts and food from around the world.

Connia Interiors and their 11-man dragon boat team entered this year’s Nottingham Dragon Boat Challenge to help raise funds for the Padua Charitable Fund’s school building project in Bani, Philippines. A grand total of £2000.00 was collected and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and also to everyone who came along to offer encouragement and support.