Chair of GDS Linda Blunt was invited back to the Guild of Brentwood Gardeners and presented a talk on development and management of a private garden. Overcoming extremes of dry, wet and heat together with rabbits, badgers and deer to provide all year colour and structure plus fruit and vegetable production was warmly received with […]
After 2 pub performances of traditional Irish music by local band 5 go roving (though yes there are now 6!) Darren kindly donated £120 to GDS. Band members Paul, Richard, George, Sharon, Sofia and Darren performed vocals, violin, guitar, ukelali and penny whistle. Cheers and thank you.
Quiz night fundraising event was back after 3 years and a great success. £1195.11 was raised plus gift aid to be added which means a total of £1449.61 will be available to fund projects in Gorkha. How brilliant is that! A big thank you to all who helped make it happen and those who came […]
A generous donation was recently received to support children’s education in Gorkha. Walking in Austria as a practice for trekking in Nepal, Hilary met one of our long-time supporters of GDS and became interested in hearing what we do and looked up our website for more information. Hilary’s planned trek in the Himalayas will be […]
Recent volunteer Meg sought to raise money for projects she became involved in during her 3 month stay in Gorkha, and through the fantastic generosity of family and friends she was able to reach her target through Wonderful.org. An additional £200 was collected in gift aid and on top of this, Meg contributed funds through […]
Our fundraising quiz night near Chelmsford returns. Get yourself a team and let us know. Details all in flyer below.
Postponed until 2023. Our very popular fundraising quiz night near Chelmsford returns. So, get yourself a team and book your table with us. Remember ALL money raised goes to Nepal to fund our projects for the community. Thank You
Lin’s presentation to the WI ladies gave an insight into Nepal, how the charity runs and the projects undertaken over the years including our support to Gorkha through Covid. The response was very supportive and resulted in a clamour for plants, jams and chutneys, sold in aid of GDS. The sales together with Lin’s speakers […]
Once again the local people of Great Baddow, Chelmsford have supported GDS through the purchase of plants and posting money through the letter box at Lins driveway sale! A superb range of plants supplied by Jean, Heather and Linda as well as colourful bedding from Nick and Andy from The Limes Burnham on Crouch were […]
We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas wherever you may be. Once again Lin has been working hard making Christmas Wreaths through December raising funds for GDS with over £600 donated this year. Thank you to everybody who bought wreaths to help support those in Gorkha and sending Christmas wishes to all.
Once again friends and neighbours supported plant sales in Great Baddow. Lin and Jean had raised plants to include tomatoes, herbs and a wide range of perennial plants with Nick and Andy from The Limes Burnham on Crouch also donating plants. Colourful prayer flags from Nepal helped draw attention and donation payments were made through […]
In these difficult times we appreciate every donation even more. Following our recent newsletter several donations have been received and illustrate such kindness and belief in our projects to support the children in Gorkha. This lovely note arrived with a cheque.
Following Fiona Shaw’s volunteering experience in Gorkha in 2019, a presentation was made to the local church congregation, St John the Baptist Church, Bamford in the Peak District. Clearly the presentation was well received and created great interest and as a result of this, GDS have recently received a very generous donation from the church […]
Once again friends have supported GDS through the purchase of fresh foliage wreaths made by Lin with all proceeds going to Nepal. Christmas lights and decorations are in abundance this year as everyone looks to brighten homes after such a difficult year and so after a very busy week and sore fingers then Lin’s 35 […]
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Though fundraising for every charity will face challenges, we have recently been very lucky to raise money through sales of items large and small. Shelia has been busy making gorgeous cotton facemasks which we must now all wear, and Lin has been selling for GDS. Viv, Claire and Sarah of garden open fame asked us […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]