Gift Aid it!
Our fundraising efforts always include the request that UK tax payers allow us to collect Gift Aid in addition to their donation. This means that for every £1.00 given, we can receive an additional 25p and our recent claim to HMRC prepared by Treasurer Amir, has resulted in a fantastic £1,733 additional funds being made available for us to support projects in Gorkha.
As UK and Nepal both remain in lock-down for several more weeks and no doubt difficult times will remain around the world for a long time to come, we are fortunate that funds will still be available to continue and develop the projects that GDS already have in place.
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
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!
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
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