TOUCH Ireland Nepal Appeal – Help Nepal Rise Again
On April 25th, a devastating earthquake of enormous magnitude hit Nepal. You can help Nepal Rise Again with the Nepal appeal.
Shiva and Lina Gautam from Monty’s of Kathmandu, Restaurant, Temple Bar along with others are organising a range of fundraising activities throughout the year. The aim of moneys raised will be to build earthquake proof community centres in as many villages as finance allows. These buildings will also be used as schools, medical centres and emergency shelters. The Group will take time to see where best the funds can be used which will ensure the maximum value and use of all funds raised.
TOUCH Ireland is teaming up with this group to assist in the Administration and Tracking of Funds to provide the group with Transparency and Accountability. This will be done through the TOUCH Ireland Facebook A/C and people will be kept up to date with actual lodgements into this A/C and a running total.
The aim is to raise minimum of 100,000 euro in a year.
I would like to call on all members of the TOUCH Ireland Facebook Group to consider running a fundraising event to assist with this severe crisis that exists in Nepal. It is also our hope to repair any damage to the two TOUCH Houses in Kathmandu. As we reported earlier all are safe but both houses sustained some damage. http://touchireland.net/nepal/
Your Support is vital in supporting TOUCH Ireland’s response to this crisis.
The Group’s first fundraiser was held on 24th May 2015 in Smock Alley Theatre. This was a popup restaurant called 10,000 euro curry, where three restaurant s, Monty’s of Kathmandu, Chameleon and The Cottage teamed up to host the event.
The Group’s next fundraisers are a Golf Day in Edmondstown Golf Club on 20th July 2015, followed by Fashion show on 23rd October 2015 in Westin Hotel.
Other events are in the planning and will update once confirmed.
For further information on this groups fundraising events please follow: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nepal-Appeal-Help-Nepal-Rise-Again/1384888985174604
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