Friends of Asha

Individuals who have visited Asha or have been drawn to the Asha values have been so inspired that they have set up Friends of Asha organisations to support Asha’s work from abroad. These independently registered bodies, run completely voluntarily, are currently operating in the UK, Ireland, USA and Australia.

Some of the key aspects in which these bodies help Asha are:

  • To increase the support base of Asha in the respective region.
  • To draw in professionals from different walks of life who are interested in issues related to urban poverty and its alleviation through Asha.
  • To look for and support volunteers who can come and work with the Friends of Asha and the Asha Team in Delhi.
  • To increase the means of support and funds raised for Asha  through expansion of Asha’s support base and potential volunteers and by providing requisite organisational support (publicity material, presentations, photographs etc.) to existing donor groups.

They also make it possible for people to make tax-efficient donations. The Friends of Asha organisations specifically in the United Kingdom and Ireland also let UK based supporters gift-aid their donations to Asha.

Getting in Touch with Friends of Asha

Below are the details for Friends of Asha in Great Britain, Ireland, the USA and Australia. The coordinators can help you to donate tax efficiently, let you know about any local events being held to raise funds, and give advice on ways in which you can help.

Friends of Asha (GB)

PhilMr Phil Leighton, Co-ordinator, Friends of Asha (GB)

“Woodlands”, 34 Knoll Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 4QU, UK

Email: | Web:

Charity Registration No. 1085071

Friends of Asha Ireland (For Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland)

Daphne WrightMrs Daphne Wright, Friends of Asha (Ireland)

3 Altona Manor, Holywood, Co Down, N Ireland BT18 9BX, UK


Charity Registration No. XR 37459


LouanneMrs Louanne Hempton, American Society for Health for All (ASHA)

96 Sweetwater Ave #6, Bedford, MAO1730,  USA


ASHA (USA) is a 501 (C) 3 registered charity, EIN #010557632

Australian Friends of Asha for Slums Limited

Richard LederMr Richard Leder, Secretary and Coordinator, Australian Friends of Asha for slums

Australia India Institute, The University of Melbourne, 4th Floor, Arts West Building, Parkville  VIC  3010, Australia



Charity Registration Number ACN 161 085 650