Friends of India


It will be no surprise to you all that sadly we are postponing the farewell party we had planned (detailed below). In the current health emergency, we have no choice.

But this is not a cancellation! We very much hope to be in touch soon with a new date for the autumn.


A final celebration! 

We do hope you will join us for our last celebration and fundraising event:

On 19th May 2020 we invite you to an evening of music, entertainment and a lavish Indian meal prepared by south Indian chef Prem and his wife Brinah Sharila.

Brinah grew up in an orphanage supported by Friends of India so it is with great pleasure that we dedicate our last event to her. She represents our legacy. Brinah and Prem are giving back to their own community in Tamil Nadu, by creating a residential home where both older widowed women and young orphan girls live side by side. We are thrilled that our last fundraising event will be helping this initiative and we invite you to join us as we celebrate 20 years of achievement, and look forward to what more can be done.

The event will be held at the Salle Communale in Crans.

Tickets at CHF 75 can be bought in advance only.

Contact Clare at

and check our Facebook page @friendsof indiaorganisation for updates. 

As we look back at the last 20 years we can be proud of our achievements but we know that it is thanks to you our friends and donors that it has all been possible. On behalf of the thousands of families in Tamil Nadu who have been touched by FOI, we want to pass on a huge thank you, and look forward to seeing you for one last big party on 19th May.