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 the letterbox! A fantastic total of £604.
The situation in Nepal remains grave with widespread infections of the Indian variant of Covid but we continue to do what we can in order to be able to support projects when restrictions allow.
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 after being selected as their international charity for 2020. Our sincere thanks to Fiona and the congregation for the kindness shown in supporting projects in Nepal.
Sadly Fionas return visit to work with the teachers of young learners in Gorkha planned for last November was cancelled due to Covid, but we certainly hope can be rearranged for sometime in the future.
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 wreaths have raised over £600 – and cheered up a few front doors. Massive thanks to all who have helped with sales.
Life remains tough for many in Gorkha due to Covid restrictions, but we hope that projects can resume next year and we will have funds available to help where needed.