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Musical notes to foster healing

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These annual fundraising events organised by Dr Siva Devaraj, showcase a variety of talent to include classical and contemporary music and dance performances.

Healing Ragas events have varied over the years, and in the past included a dance extravaganza, Bollywood, Tango, Dhol Drummers, South Indian Classical musicians and much more. We have had support every year from HDFC Bank, as well as chief guests including the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, and Cllr David Marlow, Mayor of Twickenham 2011.
Previously the main beneficiary from Healing Ragas events has been Shooting Star CHASE – a local children’s hospice service supporting families living in western London, Surrey and West Sussex. Donations have also been made to the West Middlesex Hospital Breast Cancer Unit and this year, proceeds will go towards Great Ormond Street Children’s hospital.

2007
Inaugral Healing Ragas held at Winston Churchill Hall, Ruislip.

2008
Healing Ragas held in London.

2009
Healing Ragas held at Feltham Assembly Hall, London.

2010
Healing Ragas held at Hampton School Theatre, London.

2011
Healing Ragas held at York House, Twickenham.

2012
Healing Ragas held at Bhavans Centre, London.

2013
Healing Ragas held at Bhavans Centre, London.

2017
Healing Ragas held at Bhavans Centre, London.

The Healing Ragas show was first staged in 2007, at the Winston Churchill Hall in Ruislip. Dr Sivaram Devaraj and his wife Indira had been keen to organise a musical event showcasing a variety of different South Asian talents and musical styles. They also wanted to raise both money and awareness for a Children’s Hospice providing care and support to young people with life-limiting conditions and their families in their local area, Shooting Star, in Surrey. Mr Vernon Watts, Community Volunteer Manager at the charity supported the idea with great enthusiasm, seeing the event not only as an opportunity to fundraise, but also to spread awareness to a new community in London.
Together with the help and support of some good friends, in particular Mr Narayana Murthy, his wife Latha and their daughter Sandhya, the name Healing Ragas was coined and the event has now become an annual occasion, raising around £4000 each year.