It costs around £32,000 a year (£2,700 per month) to support the work of IRDT in Mettupalayam and the surrounding villages.

If you would like to help us financially, there are a number of ways.

  • Use the Donate Now button to go straight to our CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) donation page.
  • you may make a credit transfer to our bank to FOM, sort code 541041, account no 30120268 **
  • You may of course also pay by cheque payable to FOM, sent to Mr C
    Riding , Violet Bank, Cumwhitton, Brampton, CA8 9ER **
  • you may set up a direct debit payment, by emailing our treasurer and enclosing a completed copy of our standing order form to

** You can increase the value of your donation (currently by 25%) - to do so, please email our treasurer at with the following declaration "! want the charity to treat my donation as a gift. I am a UK Taxpayer and understand that if I pay less lncome Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference."

Here are some examples of what your money buys each month:

Head teacher salary £82
Form teacher salary £70
Cook £60
Cleaner £50
Doctor £78
Nurse £33
School meals £225 (about £10 per day for 75 children)

FOM funds these running costs through donations paid by direct debit, one-off donations and a wide variety of fundraising activities. In the past these have included open gardens, craft stalls, ceilidhs, curry and quiz nights, sponsored walks cycles and swims. Just about anything is possible.

If you have any great money-spinning ideas, we would love to hear them.

Every penny raised goes to the project with any costs being absorbed by trustees.

View and Download the standing order form

And we have just enrolled with AmazonSmile. If you use Amazon, please access their site using the following link and 0.5% of purchases will come as a gift to FOM. Every little helps!

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We are more than happy to come and talk about the project to any schools, clubs or societies.


Please contact us if you would like to organise something.