Category Archives: Fundraising News

Work Dress Down Day raises £65 for GDS

Such a simple fundraising idea. Thanks to Olivia and work colleagues for donations to GDS after wearing casual clothes to work. As always, every penny will go to Gorkha.  On top of this, Olivia’s fiends who could not attend the recent quiz donated £45 – so kind.  Thanks to all

2020 Writtle Quiz – full of fun and fundraising!

Our 5th annual quiz in Writtle was another success with over £1300 raised.

Local friends once again joined us for the quiz with Olivia doing a great job as quiz master keeping all in order, Lin gave a presentation and update on GDS over the last year, Geeta and Amir prepared delicious Nepali food – Paneer curry and sal roti, Jean and Dave with the raffle, Donna and Ashwini as markers and Linda serving tea and homemade cakes and selling Lin’s homemade jams and chutneys and Darren with music round  A great night and thanks to everyone for help and contributions. This will be able to fund so much in Nepal. See you all next time!

Christmas Donations from friends of Fiona and Ian

Former volunteer Fiona and husband Ian and their magnificent friends made donations in lieu of Christmas cards and raised a total of £315 .  Their wish is that this be used to sponsor children and will infact sponsor 2 children for 5 years education and uniforms. GDS would like to thank the whole group pictured above at their Annual Christmas Lunch at Bestwood Lodge Nottingham. Happy New Year to all

Wreaths and Best Wishes for Christmas

As we count down the days before Christmas Celebrations then we are happy to report the last bit of fundraising for the year.  As for the last 9 years, Lin has made and sold Wreaths for friends which are made from willow frames and fresh foliage.  Well over £400 has been raised with all the money donated going to our projects in Gorkha.  This year there seemed to be no holly berries to provide natural colour so red baubles added to provide colour to front doors.  Thanks especially for Jacky and Geeta who helped by selling to friends.   Best wishes to all our friends and supporters for the festive season both in UK and of course in Gorkha. 

 Happy Christmas from GDS

Fiona and Ian’s Nepali evening with help from the ‘Hungry Buddha’, Sheffield

Former volunteer Fiona, and her husband Ian are still keen to raise awareness and share their experience with friends. They recently organised a party at home and friends brought high quality books for early learners which will be forwarded to Nepal.  Fiona aims to use these as resources to inspire teachers in a visit being planned for next year.  The evening was topped off with Nepali food supplied by Dev Gurung – such incredible kindness.
Fiona said – “All in all a great evening was had by all!” and I think we all wish we were there!  – Fiona wrote –
“Thanks to Dev Gurung from Hungry Buddha in Sheffield we were able to bring an authentic “Taste of Nepal “to the Hope Valley in Derbyshire! He generously provided us with a couple of veg curries and some traditonal Dal & carrot pickle.  Ian anda couple of friends cooked rice and Ian made some additional pickles, poppadoms and roti .
We were joined by about 50 friends all of whom brought MANY books, some resources, some bottles and also some cash donations that they wanted to put towards either posting the books or buying ones I felt were appropriate. ( £110 approx.)
Everyone loved the food , the fire pit and all the Nepalese accessories and prayer flags that were both outside and inside and I got the chance to wear one of my Nepalese outfits again! We didn’t have any Nepalese dancing but we did enjoy Ian’s new turntable so we relived the 1980s and those that didn’t have to get the local train home danced till late!!! “