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.”
Saturday 17th July at 15 and 17 Westbourne Grove, Great Baddow, Chelmsford between 1 and 5pm. Darren and Lin, Bill and Ros, Trustees and a team of helpers are fundraising for Gorkha so come and join us.
Another quiz was held in Writtle on Sat 14th Jan with nearly 90 people taking part and over £1,000 raised. Olivia was quiz master with Zoe, Naomi Jan and Lin all there to help in various ways and Geeta and Amir had once again made some wonderful Nepali food for all to taste in the interval, making it a real team effort. Great night, lots of fun and enjoyment by all and so much can be achieved in Gorkha with the funds raised. Thanks to everyone.
Fresh foliage wreaths on willow frames were made by Lin Blunt and sold for the GDS charity. £400 was raised with special thanks once again to Jacky Wright and her Art classes in East Hanningfield who raised a fantastic £250.00