Category Archives: Fundraising News

Driveway plant sales raise over £600

Once again friends and neighbours supported plant sales in Great Baddow. Lin and Jean had raised plants to include tomatoes, herbs and a wide range of perennial plants with Nick and Andy from The Limes Burnham on Crouch also donating plants. Colourful prayer flags from Nepal helped draw attention and donation payments were made through the letterbox!  A fantastic total of £604. 

The situation in Nepal remains grave with widespread infections of the Indian variant of Covid but we continue to do what we can in order to be able to support projects when restrictions allow.

Kind Donations

In these difficult times we appreciate every donation even more. Following our recent newsletter several donations have been received and illustrate such kindness and belief in our projects to support the children in Gorkha. This lovely note arrived with a cheque.

Bamford Church £400 donation

Following Fiona Shaw’s volunteering experience in Gorkha in 2019, a presentation was made to the local church congregation, St John the Baptist Church, Bamford in the Peak District. Clearly the presentation was well received and created great interest and as a result of this, GDS have recently received a very generous donation from the church after being selected as their international charity for 2020. Our sincere thanks to Fiona and the congregation for the kindness shown in supporting projects in Nepal.

Sadly Fionas return visit to work with the teachers of young learners in Gorkha planned for last November was cancelled due to Covid, but we certainly hope can be rearranged for sometime in the future.

Christmas Wreaths sales for GDS – over £600 raised

Once again friends have supported GDS through the purchase of fresh foliage wreaths made by Lin with all proceeds going to Nepal. Christmas lights and decorations are in abundance this year as everyone looks to brighten homes after such a difficult year and so after a very busy week and sore fingers then Lin’s 35 wreaths have raised over £600 – and cheered up a few front doors. Massive thanks to all who have helped with sales.

Life remains tough for many in Gorkha due to Covid restrictions, but we hope that projects can resume next year and we will have funds available to help where needed.

Christmas Shopping online can also support GDS!

Raise money as you shop online at NO cost to you – its so easy –

Just click on Easy Fundraising for all your shopping online from thousands of other stores including your supermarket food shopping, everyday bits and pieces and even an overnight booking or your holiday (here’s hoping!) . This can raise so much money for GDS – often around 4% of total spend – at NO cost to you Also, click into Amazon Smile for your shopping and Amazon will donate 0.5% on eligible purchases at no cost to you

Fundraising is doubly tough this year for everyone so your help would be MUCH appreciated by those struggling in Gorkha

Thank you