• An Update on the Covid Situation in Malaysia: Assunta in Lockdown

    Along with the rest of the world, Malaysia has felt the impact of coronavirus. The pandemic there has mirrored our experience in the UK. Schools were in complete lockdown from March to June. The latest lockdown started in November. As a result, the girls have missed nearly six months of school. Even when the schools […]


  • Lockdown: Urgent Appeal for Food Vouchers for the Girls

    The ongoing coronavirus has affected the lives of the girls at Assunta and their families. Many parents have lost their jobs, suffered pay reductions or had their working hours reduced and as a result struggle to afford monthly internet bills and put food on the table. So, in the autumn, we decided to offer every […]


  • Karena Ghaus Memorial Cycle and Run

    On the weekend of 15-16 August 2020, Harinder’s son, Ravi, organised and participated in the ‘Karena Ghaus Memorial Cycle and Run’, in memory of former trustee Karena Ghaus. The event had two dimensions: 14 people cycled around Richmond Park, most of whom cycled a total of 46 miles, while a few others did 19 miles. […]


  • Christmas Party Dec 14 2019: Roundup

    On December 14 2019, the Trust held our annual Christmas party in Hampstead, London. With a traditional Christmas dinner, live musical and comedy performances, Christmas carol singing, an auction, a raffle, and a quiz, we celebrated the festive season with over 70 supporters of the Trust and raised nearly £5,200 for very underprivileged girls at […]


  • HVT Around the World

    We are pleased to announce that the Harinder Veriah Trust has been selected as a recipient trust for donations to the 7th Paris Peking Motor Challenge Rally. The rally has now begun! Track the Bentley as it travels across the world. An HVT sticker is now travelling from Beijing to Paris along with Douglas and […]


  • Variety Show Nov 17: Roundup

    On November 17, the Trust organised a Variety Show comprised of musical and comedy performances, delicious food and an auction with fantastic lots. The event was held at China Exchange from 5:30PM to 10:30PM and was attended by over 160 existing and new supporters of the Trust. The room was diverse and vibrant, with attendees […]


  • The HVT Variety Night Brochure

    We are pleased to announce the brochure for the Harinder Veriah Trust’s Variety Night 2018. We have a range of wonderful acts, a delicious Malaysian buffet dinner and a fabulous auction! Flip (bottom left-hand corner, pages 1-4) through the pages of the brochure below for more details. Book now!


  • Concert Report: Roll Up For Beethoven

    Concert Report: Roll Up For Beethoven

    The violin recital given by Ravi Veriah Jacques, Harinder Veriah’s son, was a great success! Held on September 6th, it was the first such concert organised by the Trust. With 80 people packed into London’s Burgh House, it was already sold out a fortnight before the concert. Accompanied by Daniel King Smith on piano, Ravi […]


  • Introducing the Harinder Veriah Trust’s Annual Scholarship

    Introducing the Harinder Veriah Trust’s Annual Scholarship

    It has long been the Trust’s ambition to support girls who manage, after completing their time at the Primary and Secondary Schools, to make it into higher education. Until now it has not been possible, as the previous groups of HVT girls did not complete the full five years of Secondary School with us. Last year was the […]


  • HVT: Supporting Girls from 6 to 16

    HVT: Supporting Girls from 6 to 16

    Since 2007, the Trust has been dedicated to improving the education and lives of girls at the Assunta schools. In that time, we have continued to grow, expanding our scheme to include both the primary and secondary school, and funding tutors, school meals, supplies, and uniforms for more and more students every year. This is the first year […]


  • Roll up for Beethoven!

    Roll up for Beethoven!

    An Evening of Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel with Ravi Veriah Jacques. Burgh House and Hampstead Museum. Thursday 6 September. 7pm After shaking up the comedy scene with our ABC nights, this September sees the Trust hosting its first ever music concert – a recital by our resident violin virtuoso, Ravi Veriah Jacques. Ravi is an […]


  • Save the Date! November 17th

    Save the Date! November 17th

    REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 17th OF NOVEMBER! On Saturday November 17th, the Harinder Veriah Trust will be holding a major fundraising event – our first ever Variety Show!


  • May Day! ABC 4

    May Day! ABC 4

    On Tuesday the 1st May, the Trust ran the fourth in its series of ABC comedy nights.


  • ABC 2 and 3

    ABC 2 and 3

    After the success of the inaugural ABC comedy night in July 2017, the Trust ran two more nights at the Bill Murray pub in Islington on Tuesday 31st October 2017 and Tuesday 13th February 2018.


  • Festive fundraising at the 2017 Christmas party

    Festive fundraising at the 2017 Christmas party

    On Sunday 17th December we once again celebrated the work of the HVT at our annual Christmas party, attended by around 60 supporters of the trust. The evening kicked off with a series of sketches by comedy duo Moon, followed by a violin performance by Ravi Veriah-Jacques. We had a very successful auction, ably conducted […]


  • Visit to Assunta Primary School

    Visit to Assunta Primary School

    The primary school girls received a very special visitor this August – Ravi Veriah Jacques (wearing glasses and a chequered shirt), son of the Trust’s Chairman, Martin Jacques. He gave them a recital on his violin, leaving the students with plenty of musical inspiration! Teaching them an art class was Cameron Jarvie, an artist and friend of […]


  • Two Visits to Assunta Secondary School

    Two Visits to Assunta Secondary School

    At the start of August, Assunta Secondary School was visited by Trustee Karena Ghaus. She met our first batch of 5th formers, who were having Maths and English lessons, and their tutor, Hazimah. Second from the right is Shariza Noordin, who is in charge of all our work in Malaysia. Second from the left is […]


  • Trustee Visit to Assunta Secondary School

    Trustee Visit to Assunta Secondary School

    In July, Assunta Secondary School had a visit from Frances Swaine, one of our Trustees.


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