Latest projects

Kingsdown School

Southend on Sea, UK

The Foundation made a donation to purchase software and equipment for the Sensory Dark Room at the Kingsdown School in Southend on Sea.

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Havens Hospices

Essex, UK

The Foundation has donated funds and been an avid supporter of Havens Hospices for many years.

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Home Leone, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

The Foundation raised £160,000 at a charity event for a truly amazing project called Home Leone.

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Bristol University

Bristol, UK

The Foundation has donated funds to the University of Bristol which will be used to develop Bristol’s transformational new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC) and applied to set up a student support fund.

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De Montfort University

Leicester, UK

The Foundation has donated funds to de Montfort University which have been applied to fund bursaries for students in financial need, purchase equipment for the pharmacology labs and towards funding the Vijay Patel Building.

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Anoopam Mission

Vidhyanagar, India

The Foundation is currently working with the Anoopam Mission at the Mitre School for Children with Special Needs in Vidhyanagar, Gujarat.

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The Shree Krishna Hospital

Gujarat, India

The Foundation has raised over £1million for a 112 bed Critical Care Unit at The Shree Krishna Hospital, a public hospital in Gujarat.

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Past projects

Waymade School of Ophthalmic Studies

Established the Waymade School of Ophthalmic Studies in Gujarat; this specialises in the prevention of childhood blindness.

Eye Hospital

Established and equipped an Eye Hospital in Gujarat with treatment rooms and overnight care facilities.

Waymade College of Education

Built, and continue to maintain, the Waymade College of Education in Gujurat; the College provides students with graduate and post graduate degrees in English.

Water wells

Through local and international participation, the Patel family has funded and built 39 water wells in India over the past 20 years, providing a valuable asset to local communities.

Medical camps

In collaboration with partner charities, the Patel family has funded a number of free care medical camps in India and Kenya, providing access to general medical and surgical care for patients with cataracts, polio and cardiac, ophthalmic and ENT conditions.

School in Eldoret

In association with the Lions Club, the Patel family funded the building and equipping of a primary school in Vijay and Bhikhu’s childhood home of Eldoret, Kenya.

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The Shanta Foundation is the formalisation of the personal charitable work of the Patel family, aligned with the generosity of their supporters. Donations can be made by bank transfer, cheque or through Paypal - just click below.

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Bhiku Patel, Co-chairman

Over 40 years Vijay and I have sought to build businesses in healthcare that serve the local community and employ people locally. We are delighted that our children and their families are taking on this mantle. We look to them to continue our tradition of entrepreneurship, to invest in the local and national economy, to support charitable causes across the world.