Events and Fundraising

The Loomba Foundation has over the years organised events in the UK, US, India, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to raise awareness as well as much needed funds for its work.

Forthcoming events

October 13, 2016 –Annual Charity Gala Dinner celebrating Diwali, 147th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and International Day of Non-Violence, The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1Qa

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Past Events 

March 17, 2016 –Launch of World Widows Report, UN Church Center, UN Plaza, New York

June 2015 – International Widows Day

September 2015 – Asian Achievers Awards

2015 – Launch of program to help widows in Varanasi

January 2015, Chris Parsons Walk for Widows – Chris Parsons, a champion of the Loomba Foundation undertook his 30 Marathons in 30 Days and raised over $300,000 to help widows in India.

15 November 2014, Conference on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility: Empowering Poor Widows in India’ hosted by the Mumbai Stock Exchange, BSE – A conference featuring Lord Loomba, Dr. Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and Sh. Devendra Fadnavis, the Honourable Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

22 August 2014, Launch of Sewing Machines Project to help 5,000 widows in Punjab in India – In conjunction with the Punjab Government, the Loomba Foundation launched a sewing machine project to help 5,000 widows. For more information click here.

23 June 2014, Loomba Foundation – United Nations International Widows Day UK Celebration – To mark International Widows Days, the Loomba Foundation held an event at the House of Lords in London.

21 June 2014, Loomba Foundation-United Nations International Widows Day India Celebration – The Loomba Foundation held an event in the Indian capital, Delhi, to mark International Widows Day 2014.

19 October 2013: Justice for Widows Annual Fundraising Banquet, Guildhall, London – The Loomba Foundation held its annual fundraiser at which money was raised for the India Widows Empowerment Project which is equipping 10,000 widows with sewing machines and garment making training. The Deputy Prime Ministers, Nick Clegg, who is a patron of the Loomba Foundation, spoke at the event. Jeffrey Archer conducted the live auction.

23 June 2013: IWD Celebration in India – an annual event was held in Delhi, the Indian capital, to mark Loomba Foundation and United Nations International Widows Day 2013.

23 June 2013 International Widows Day 2013 – UN Women reviewed its work with the Loomba Foundation with a piece on the UN Women website, including its attendance at the Loomba Foundation Conference at the House of Lords in London and the Loomba Foundation-UN Women three-country widows project.

23 June 2013: IWD Conference at House of Lords – The Loomba Foundation organized the International Widows Conference at the House of Lords in London to coincide with International Widows Day 2013. The conference was attended by the acting head of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, who also announced the award received by Lord Loomba from UN Women as their founding member of The Circle of Women’s Rights Champions. The conference was attended by a number of influential individuals, including human rights activist, Bianca Jagger, and was chaired by the BBC television journalist, Sangita Myska.

IWD HoL 2013

Lord Loomba addressing the International Widows Day Conference at the House of Lords on 24 June 2013

23 June 2013: International Widows Day Hyde Park 5 km Run – The Loomba Foundation held an awareness and fund raising sports event in London’s Hyde Part as part of its marking of the third annual Loomba Foundation and United Nations International Widows Day.

5k Run Hyde Park

Hyde Park 5k Run in London to commemorate International Widows Day on 23 June 2103 

December 2013, Loomba Foundation Project with UN Women begins – The joint Loomba Foundation-UN Women project began implementation in Guatemala, India and Malawi. Well know field partners on project included Oxfam and the Malawi Red Cross.

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