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Aidan and Caroline Warlow arrive in Gorkha

Aidan Warlow taught in the UK and in Nepal for many years, has written many articles and books on education and most recently ‘Better Classroom Better Learning’ which is specifically to enhance teaching in Nepal.  Aidan is an active member of BRANNGO and recently suggested he was interested in volunteering through GDS.

After Linda met with Aidan at home in Penrith then plans developed for their trip and very pleased to say they have now arrived in Gorkha and were welcomed by GDHEDS committee. There is a busy programme planned so will be lots of updates

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