Category Archives: Fundraising News

Writtle WI – Lin introduces GDS

A great turn out of members of this thriving WI in the beautiful Writtle village, together with a wonderful warm welcome made a lovely evening as Lin returned to Writtle where she taught horticulture for 20 years. Thanks to the ladies for such a supportive response to Lins presentation on the work of the charity and for the fantastic interest in supporting children in Gorkha through the School Sponsorship programme.   £150 was raised on the night from speaker fees, plant sales and donations.Thanks to everyone who helped organise and who attended and supported GDS

Quiz Night – Team photo

GDS Quiz organisers, Zoe, Lin, quizmaster Olivia, Naomi and Jan.   Thanks too of course to Geeta and Amir for making 300 delicious momos, we loved them.Our third Quiz Night in Writtle, Chelmsford was a great success so thanks to everyone who came to support this fundraising event and Alans team – winners for third year!

We will certainly be well over £1,150 FANTASTIC
Breakdown of our takings – Entry ticket ( to include momos) £649
£1.00 game £69.50, Cakes £34.40, Raffle £240 – Total – £992.90
With total listed for gift aid £933.85 we will be able to claim an additional £233.46
This will take total for event £1226.36 – ( small amount of costs eg hall, prizes and bits to be taken out)

Olivia was once again the quiz master doing an excellent job with questions from Mark, Naomi and Zoe sorted out the marking, Jan sold her range of excellent home made cakes, Geeta and Amir had made the absolutely delicious momos which were enjoyed by all, and Lin did a presentation with update on the fundraising and more importantly, what a difference the funds have made to the Gorkha community supported.


Jackys Art classes raise money and find artistic inspiration for Christmas wreaths!

For many years Lin has made fresh foliage Christmas wreaths which have been sold through Jacky Wrights art classes in Hanningfield.  This year the group has raised nearly £300 (which will be £350 with Gift Aid) and this will be used to fund Womens Health awareness for rural women of Gorkha in the New Year which we will report later.

Thank you to everyone for their support this year and happy to see that the fresh foliage wreaths found many uses and some fabulous art.

Reindeer and fundraising at Limes Farm Shop

Reindeer bring in the crowds and thanks to Nick and Andy at the Limes Farm Shop, Burnham on Crouch, also bring in Donations to GDS to raise money for Childrens School jumpers – its winter there too, and they have no heating but many have no jumpers.
Great evening with so many children enjoying their first view of Santa and his sleigh and two of the reindeer before their busy time. Tea, cakes (thanks Jan and Gwen and Nicks friends), mulled wine and lots to buy including some Nepali pieces from Lin and reindeer flannels from Viv. Total raised for GDS £275.WOW
Thats nearly 100 jumpers
Thanks again to such great friends.

Buttsbury WI near Billericay help raise £146 for Gorkha

Linda Blunt presented her talk on Nepal plants, people and running a Charity to a lovely audience of 40 ladies to give an insight into Nepal and then the work of GDS.

With explanation of how funds can help children study, the group bought plants and gave generous donations which, together with speaker fees meant that enough was raised on the night to see one of the girls through two years of A level equivalent study ( £60 per year), plus enough to sponsor one other child of 8-16 for £30 per year.

Many thanks to Sue Stevens for organising the talk and to all the ladies for their support.

If you are in a social group in the Essex area and would be interested in having a speaker talking about Nepal and the charity then do contact us

Thank you