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
Naomi TriathlonCongratulations to Naomi for her great efforts in raising money for GDS by taking part in the AJ Bell Triathlon in London Docklands.
After lots of hard work training for the event over the last few months it was amazing to see the thousands of competitors take part in this great event. Starting with a 750 metre swim in Victoria Docks (in sunshine) followed by 20 km cycle in pouring rain and then 5 km run for the finish -and Naomi arrived still smiling. A fantastic effort raising over £500 for GDS. Read More:- Naomi Triathlon
A glorious English summer afternoon with tea and cakes in the garden and time to relax – and raise a fantastic £1800. It was such a team effort with so many people giving their time and effort freely and of course money too! Lots of cake, strawberries, raffle tickets benches and mushrooms as well as masses of plants sold to raise funds. See more photos and Gardens Open June 2017
GDS Volunteer Richard Van Neste who is currently working in Gorkha has just commented – “£1800 is amazing !! Congratulations to all and I can see just how far that sum goes here. Its a pleasure to be working with a charity where nothing is wasted, really.”