“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein


Our Fundraising Heroes

10k a day challenge, raising some much needed funds for the Borough of Harrow

Join our “10K a Day Challenge” in October and help us achieve our mission to empower vulnerable children and young adults through education. This challenge isn’t just about steps; it’s about taking strides towards building brighter futures!

Previous Campaigns

Lavan: "The founders of BMF moved from the UK to Jaffna, to give back to a place their parents fled away from"

“I am cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats, which is the furthest south western point of the UK to the furthest north eastern part. In total I should be covering around 950 miles or so. To add to my motivation on completing this epic journey I am raising money for a charity called Blue Magpie Foundation. They are a great charity that help some of the most disadvantaged people in Sri Lanka become self-sufficient and financially independent. If you would like to donate please follow the instructions further below.

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Lavan Uthamakunan raised an amazing £2025 during this epic challenge. Thanks again Lavan!


BMFMillionaire Campaign: Raised nearly £2000 - Walk 10,000 steps a day for 100 days

During these difficult times, stay fit physically and mentally by walking 10,000 steps a day for 100 days. This is within the current lockdown rules in the UK (Jan 2021), exercising every day is highly recommended to cope with the pandemic.

This campaign is now closed.


Thanks a million for our top fundraisers, especially our Champion Shanthosh:

1. Shanthosh Ananthan – £1130.27 – Champion!

2. Kishan & Thivya Ananthan – £353.28

3. Pratheep Sethi – SGD 573.24 (£322.85)

4. Mumin Abdul – £130

How was the money spent?

Results of the 2021 Walking Campaign

Many of our team members have personal, first-hand experience of how education helped to lift them up above the gruelling life circumstances and achieve their dreams. 

That is why the long-term vision of Blue Magpie Foundation is to create educational centres around the UK, a safe space where young people can unlock their full potential. We’ve done it in Sri Lanka, and we want to replicate the same model in other countries around the world, where BMF has a foothold and local connections.

In the 2021 Walking Campaign, our team of 4 have done 10K steps for 100 days, which helped to raise a total of £2203. Below is the breakdown of how the funds were used. Should that campaign not be as successful and supported, hundreds of children from underprivileged families would have missed out on chances to get a better education and life skills.

2021 campaign results:

£2k raised, after fees £1.7k + gift aid £492 = £2203

1) Covid help: provided basic necessities to 83 families in the northern part of Sri Lanka, Madduvil (£917)

2) Kavipriya house electricity (£227) – see the separate post about it – follow #BMFImpact

3) Classes from May 2022 to Sept 2023 (£818) – English and Scholarship lessons for 50 children in Madduvil, Northern Sri Lanka

4) Donation to Ummah Welfare Bangladesh for Rohingya children in June 2023 (£162). Rohingya are a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group from Myanmar, who fled to Bangladesh due to restrictions on their freedom of movement, access to state education and jobs.

Total spent £2175

Together we can help more children realise their dreams!