Cherie joined the widows chanting in her capacity as President of the Loomba Foundation
On Sunday 11 December Cherie travelled three hours from Delhi to visit a widows' Ashhram in Vrindavan.
It is a community of widows completely abandoned by their families. They are mainly elderly and originally lived in West Bengal. They receive some support from the temple in return for chanting for up to four hours daily, and share dormitories but have no possessions.
Cherie joined the widows chanting and met them when as President of the Loomba Foundation she joined Lord and Lady Loomba handing out donations and biscuits to over 700 widows.
She also attended the Annual Loomba Foundation Fundraising Dinner with the theme "Educate a Child". The Loomba Foundation has since it was established educated 6,500 children and supported more than 27,000 family members. At present it is educating 3000 children throughout India. More than £120,000 was pledged and included a donation of 100 sewing machines by the Lions Club of Delhi. Cherie also met two widows whose children are receiving education from the Loomba Foundation at the Reception.