Yesterday’s fundraiser a hit!

I always worry whenever I do a fundraiser, that no one will turn up and I’ll be like Billy No Mates at the Gallery …. but I should not have worried so much.

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Bowen Island’s finest came out showing their full support for me and SIRC, and those who could not make it send their love and support (and cheques too – I am so grateful to live in such a caring community.

Everything went off a treat thanks to the team of volunteers who helped me

  • set up the Gallery (Bowen, Casey and Brinley Wright)
  • run the computer (Ian),
  • serve the Dal Bhat and milk tea (Kate, Heidi, Weldon and Judi),
  • handle tix at the door and cash-wrangling (Bev and Muriel),
  • raffle sales (Jlonka) and
  • the silent auction gang (Bonnie and Cathy)
  • silent auction shopping crew in Bhaktapur (Sangita, Nikita and Nistha)

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With lots of leftover food, someone had the brilliant idea to sell it today – we did!  Bev, Weldon and I set ourselves up in Bonnie’s Phoenix Book & Toy store in Village Square on Bowen Island.  It was a hit and we managed to raise an additional $185 to boot.

Aloo Ko Aachar with beaten rice

All our hard work paid off as ….. we raised a whopping CAD$3,685 | Nr.300,000.  I can’t thank you enough! It will make such a difference to patients in need at SIRC.

Bowen Island can stand proud today.

Check out a few photos taken by the talented Bowen Wright.  Many more photos can also be found here.

A few of the supporters

The volunteers

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Sangita and I

NIkita Nistha and I

 

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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3 Responses to Yesterday’s fundraiser a hit!

  1. Renée says:

    so well done dear Kate!!!!!

  2. Pingback: Bowen Island’s generosity put to work | Bowen to Bangladesh

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