Past projects archive

  • Life at our Community Centre

    Haven's work on the ground provides essential health care and education to hundreds of impoverished villagers on a daily basis.

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  • Paedriatic Camp November 2016

    Smiles all around as three superb doctors provide first-rate care to the most vulnerable in the community.

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  • Gastroenterology, Oncology, Opthalmology and Urology Camps October 2016

    Multi-disciplinary camps offer a wider range of expertise to the local population.

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  • London to Berlin to Delhi - Going the Distance

    Representing Haven, Arkady and Natasha Bukhtoyarov cross three marathon finish lines 5000 miles apart.

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  • The 2016 Haven Sponsored Walk

    Kolkata street food marks the finale for a record crowd of more than 80 walkers.

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  • Transputec puts Education to the Top of the Page in 2016

    The Haven Academy becomes an established feature in the wide range of programmes offered at the centre

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  • Gynaecology, Obstetric and Paediatric Camps January 2016

    Haven's commitment to providing essential healthcare continues thanks to our dedicated and talented team of medical experts

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  • Gynaecology, Orthopaedic, ENT and General Medicine Camps November 2015

    The largest patient turn out at the Haven Centre: all expertly taken care of by a team of eminent consultants.

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  • Paediatric Camp August 2015

    A remarkable paediatrician guides Haven to introduce new programmes of essential care for children with disabilities.

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  • The 2015 Haven Sponsored Walk

    A crowd of fifty descend on the Surrey Hills in a show of support for Haven.

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  • ENT Referrals Camp March 2015

    Hearing Tests are conducted for the very first time at the Haven Community Centre

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  • Paediatric Referrals Camp March 2015

    Dr Atanu Dutta's annual leave turns into a busman's holiday as patients queue up for his attention at the Haven Community Centre

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  • Paediatric, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, ENT and General Medicine Camps February 2015

    Haven's Finest: The full collection of medical experts assembles to provide record breaking levels of essential care.

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  • Haven's First UK Enterprise June 2014

    In partnership with the ladies of Atla Village, West Bengal, beautifully hand crafted sarees go on sale for the first time in the UK.

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  • The 2014 Haven Sponsored Walk

    An impressive cast gathers to present a powerful performance of Haven's annual three act challenge on Sunday, June 29th.

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  • Diabetes Awareness, Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Paediatric Camps February 2014

    The local community benefits from a comprehensive range of medical expertise afforded by four distinguished specialists.

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  • ENT Camp December 2013

    The first of its kind! Haven is delighted to welcome on board, Professor Chitta Chowdhury.

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  • Happy Birthday Haven!

    From 2003 to 2013, Haven's ten year journey is one that has changed lives forever and created communities enriched with a continuum of care and support.

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  • Blood Donation Camp July 2013

    Excellent organisation by the MBCF staff enables the Haven Community Centre to function at its very best.

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  • The 2013 Haven Sponsored Walk

    Newcomers face blustery winds and a serious uphill challenge as their first introduction to a Haven event

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  • Gynaecology and Orthopaedic Camps January 2013

    Patients receive medical expertise of the highest order as two distinguished consultants volunteer their considerable specialist skills

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  • Paediatric Camp January 2013

    Returning consultant provides sensitive and expert care for children in the local community.

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  • Life changing chances

    Two new programmes of education offering awareness, choice and opportunity to some of the most vulnerable

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  • The 2012 Haven Sponsored Walk

    Record number of walkers face the freakishly drought like conditions in South East England

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  • Blood Donation Camp March 2012

    Important work at the Haven Centre takes place against a radiant backdrop of colours

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  • Paediatric and Gynaecology Camps December 2011

    200 patients receive expert medical care, 1000 villagers arrive for lunch, crowds gather to watch football, and children watch enthralled the performances of song and dance: a manic two days at the Haven Centre!

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  • New staff members at the Haven Centre

    Greater levels of care and expertise for local villagers as two new specialists join the MBCF team

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  • Transputec provides IT solutions for Haven

    The addition of new computers revives Haven's tired IT centre

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  • Orthopaedic Camp June 2011

    Torrential rain and severe flooding fail to stop Haven's work

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  • The 2011 Haven Sponsored Walk

    Breathtaking views of the North Downs Way bathed in glorious sunshine greets our walkers.

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  • Improving lives

    Haven's latest programme brings hope and essential care to impoverished children with disabilities

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  • Bringing communities together

    Rousing crowds gather to watch as Haven kicks off the Annual Football Tournament

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  • "Mega Medical Camps" December 2010

    Paediatric, Gynaecology, Orthopaedic, Cerebral Palsy, Podiatry, Leprosy: all running concurrently at Haven's community centre

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  • Volunteering help

    Haven's community centre welcomes gap students

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  • Blood Donation Camp December 2010

    Promising support from the local community helps to reduce patient referral costs

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  • A Mountain of Tasks

    A Haven member sets out to the Community Centre armed and ready with her plan of action to combat all manner of challenges

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  • Amazing fundraising

    Haven supporters come up with some wacky ideas to raise much needed funds

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  • Paediatric Camp January 2010

    Haven members from the UK and well wishers from Russia attend the first of our medical camps for 2010

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  • Spoken English Lessons via Skype

    Youth Group benefit from weekly English conversation classes conducted from 5000 miles away

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  • Heart, Gynae, and CP Camps October 2009

    Multi disciplinary medical camps offer a wider range of expert care to larger numbers of needy villagers

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  • Beavers To The Rescue!

    A "wish list" of essential educational aids and toys for Haven's Learning Centre becomes a reality

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  • Sanjay's report

    The Day: Sunday 26th April The Venue: Greenwich Park The Event: Flora London Marathon 2009. Charity: Haven

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  • Physio Camp January 2009

    Emotional moments as highly trained physiotherapists bring comfort and care to the most disadvantaged children in the local area

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  • Eye Camp November 2008

    Medical expertise gives poverty stricken villagers the ability to see

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  • Valuable lessons learned

    Expert HR guidance, fun-based teaching methods, eye catching displays of childrens' artwork - all essential ingredients for creating an even more welcoming community centre

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  • Gynaecological Camp and Mother and Child Clinic October 2008

    Dr Helen Roberts, a UK based GP with specialist training in both fields, carries out two of the most essentially required medical camps for women in the local area.

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  • The Haven Charity Gig

    Hundreds of supporters enjoy Haven's hospitality and help to raise substantial funds to support the charity

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  • Orthopaedic Camp April 2008

    Gruelling hours of field labour takes its toll on hundreds of impoverished villagers

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  • Blood Donation Camp February 2008

    Community awareness, a concept that is unheard of in rural India, seems to be growing in Atla Village

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  • Gynaecological Camp November 2007

    Specialists help hundreds of women in the field of medicine that is virtually non-existent in the local neighbourhood

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  • Atla Village blazes with light

    Finally, the dream comes true and the local villagers just cannot believe their eyes!

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  • Getting the message across

    Cancer awareness and controlling diabetes, two camps bring lifestyle management techniques to the local villagers

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  • Cancer Camp June 2007

    Haven supporters in India secure the services of consultant oncologists and radiologists from the renowned Thakupukur Cancer Hospital.

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  • "Virtual" Fundraising

    The first ever "Virtual BBQ" supported by friends of Haven, in May 2007, is a huge success and raises £2,600.

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  • Health education

    Community Development Medicinal Unit of West Bengal visits the Haven community centre

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  • Paediatric Camp December 2006

    Haven supporters, through their contacts, secure the services of UK based consultant paediatrician, Dr. Bimal Bhaduri.

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  • Blood Donation Camp December 2006

    Visiting Haven members take part and encourage community awareness among the villagers in the local area

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  • Minor Surgeries Camp October 2006

    Dr. S. Mitra, a retired doctor formally attached to the Government of India, volunteers his surgical expertise.

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  • Helping Atla Village to Emerge New

    The villagers benefit from newly constructed sanitation and washing facilities

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  • Heart Camp July 2006

    A team of heart specialists from the top nursing home, Woodlands in Kolkata, offer their expertise and ensure the success of the heart camp at our centre

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  • Haven's first medical camp

    Standard Chartered Bank come on board with their valuable "Seeing Is Believing" programme

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  • Computers arrive in rural India

    Friends of Haven, Alexander Junior school in Hounslow, Middlesex, donate computers and enable Haven to set up an IT room in the community centre.

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  • Time well spent

    Our first gap student, Amy Downes, volunteers her time at the centre during October 2005.

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  • A wonderful moment in Haven's calendar!

    Haven Heroes presentation raises $25,000 to allow Haven to fully equip the medical centre.

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  • The beginning

    Securing a donor to construct our community centre, completed in December 2004, in Atla Village, Birbhum, West Bengal, India

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