Telling A Story and Fundraiser – Nepal and Bangladesh

A very successful event here on Bowen Island this afternoon. A total of 78 people turned out, far exceeding our expectations and heartwarming for us to see you all there.

A total of CAD$2,804 | NPR232,000 was the net amount raised. This equates to sponsoring One Patient for their Entire Rehabilitation Costs PLUS the purchase of Two Wheelchairs PLUS One Income Generating Kit. Wow! How very generous of you all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making such a difference in the lives of these patients.

A huge thank you to our fabulous team of volunteers, we could not have made it happen without you.  Check out some photos here.

Jlonka Bally Brown
Renu Chaudhry
Peter Davies
Jacqui Massey
Kate Thomas-Peters
Bonnie Wright
Bowen Wright
Casey Wright
Curtis Wright
Dr Raju Dhakal
Dr Prakash Paudel
Bowen Island Arts Council
The Gallery, Artisan Square
Bowen Online -Phorum
The Undercurrent

Dr Peter Wing, Dr Claire Weeks and Kate Coffey


Check out this article in Bowen Island’s weekly newspaper The Undercurrent here.

Thank you Jacqui Massey for penning the article.

Hope to see many of you on Sunday Jan 18 @ 2pm The Gallery!

Tix $15 for sale at Phoenix, also available at the door.


Tickets now on sale at Phoenix!  $15 includes entertainment, Nepali snacks and cup of chai tea. Get your tickets soon. Thanks to Bonnie Wright, owner of Phoenix and great friend for her continued support.

 Telling a story poster v2.0

Telling a story:  Living and Working in Nepal and Bangladesh In November 2013, Kate Coffey quit her well-paying job and set off on a quest to reshape her life, apply her skills that would feed her soul a little better and make her life a tad more satisfying. This is the story of Kate’s 5-month stay at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Kavre Nepal, as well as her 2-month stay in rural Bangladesh working at microfinance with BRAC. Blog: Fundraiser: Poor Patient Fund The afternoon’s presentation is also a Fundraiser for the Poor Patient Fund at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre. Website: and

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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8 Responses to Telling A Story and Fundraiser – Nepal and Bangladesh

  1. jgedye says:

    Have you added gail & grant to your mailing list. They truly were interested and impressed and I am sure they would be interested in this event, although they cannot be here. Too bad!


  2. Esha Thapa says:

    kate…amazing …wonderful.this is such a great way to connect to people. i would have loved to be there to listen to your amazing story………good luck .maybe I can listen to a recording.

  3. Prakash Paudel says:

    Wow! Its a great idea! Congratulations Kate…

  4. Bill G says:

    Hi, Kate: Thank you for the invitation. Unfortunately this is exactly the same date and time of the BIHPA social in the Heritage Museum at Davies Orchard. I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend the gallery and your presentation. Take good care, Bill

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