Last night, just under 60 Bowen Islanders turned up at the Annex to hear the story of my year in Sri Lanka, devour some delicious food and donate generously to the SCI Practice Home in Kathmandu, Nepal, raising over $4,500, allowing THREE children with spinal cord injuries to continue their education. Thank you to the generous souls of Bowen Island!
As is always the case, these kinds of events do not happen on their own. Heart-felt thanks to my team of volunteers: Rob S, Rob G, Judi Robyn, Muriel, Gail, Shannon, Doris, Marcel, Jlonka, Jen, Phil, Marysia for a stellar job, to Claire Leverton for poster design, to the Bowen Island Undercurrent for their online promotion, to BIAC for promotion and ticket sales, and to BIPL for rental of the Annex. Thanks too for discounts from Paul Rickett and Fresh St Market which helped reduce my costs.
And to all those of you who donated generously and who bought tickets, raffle tickets, chutneys and spice mixes. Thank you. Know you have made a huge difference to these children in Nepal.