We would like to pass on our thanks for the very kind donation of £100 received recently in memory of Peggy Shelley. A friend of GDS was one of Peggy’s 28 Grandchildren and she wanted to do something useful with the money received from Peggys will and so agreed that it be put towards the 50 blankets bought for the hospital in December. Dr Tiwari at the hospital was very grateful and so many patients will gain from this wonderful donation – especially in Winter when the temperature goes to just 3-4 degrees centigrade and there is no heating!. Blankets therefore can make all the difference to patients but of course can be difficult to keep clean. In addition, we have now organised easily removable and washable covers to be made for the blankets to keep them clean and protected.
Another successful fundraising event at Writtle with nearly 80 people enjoying the social evening AND raising money for GDS. Over £1,000 was raised which will total £1,226 when including Gift Aid. An excellent result and many thanks to all who helped and supported. Karins team were champions and star of the show was 6 year old Granth winning Higher or Lower – and he knows the exact height of Everest too winning the point! Olivia was once again our fabulous Quiz Master and kept everyone in order. Zoe with the help of Ashwini were the markers, Linda C was busy selling tea and cakes, Jean in charge of raffle tickets with lots of great prizes, Geeta and Amir prepared the delicious Nepali food tasters – garlic chicken and dhal roti, and Linda B presented intro and update on projects funded in Gorkha in 2018 and her recent visit to Gorkha.
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Felstead WI have helped the people of Gorkha. They invited Lin Blunt to talk about Nepal and GDS and then they bought LOTS of plants brought for sale.
The speaker fees and plant sales plus donations raised a fabulous £192 and EVERY PENNY will go to the projects in Gorkha. Thanks to all.
If you know a club who wants a speaker in the Essex area then get in touch.
Lin was invited to Old Harlow, Essex to present her talk Plants and People of Nepal
The talk shows the amazing diversity of Nepal’s climate and plants from alpine to tropical – -yes Tropical Nepal! A surprise to many. As well as this GDS was explained fully and Lin was thrilled with the interest and support received with donations and great sales of plants, plus fees £210 was raised for GDS.
Thank you SO much