NEPAL DINNER BREAKS ALL RECORDS

The summer of 2015 has been a record breaking one for Brigantes.

In May the 4th Kids Aloud Concert, featuring a new work part written by the performing children, raised more money (about £9000) than any other event in the Club’s history, thanks in major part to most generous sponsorship from local energy company CNG. But this record-breaking achievement was not destined to wear the laurels for long. It was beaten in mid-September by the Nepal Earthquake Appeal Dinner that in a single evening raised £10,000 to help the people of Nepal recover from April’s devastating earthquake. What a magnificent effort!

The dinner was organised by the staff of the Crown Hotel led by their General Manager and Club member Sheldon Baudach. They were helped by other Club members, notably Charlotte Gale, Andy Morrison and Barry Pollard. It was a really wonderful evening. Guest of Honour and our chief Rotary contact in Nepal, Major Lil Gurung MBE, commented:

"The event was well organized, food was first class, the decorations were fitting for the occasion, slide show was most informative, Raffle prizes were generous, the bidders were fantastic and the company was superb!"

All the food and drink consumed was donated by local firms, all the raffle prizes and auction lots were given by local businesses or individuals. It was through their generosity that so much money was raised for Nepal. Stray FM DJ Alex Cann also proved an excellent auctioneer for the evening, expertly persuading our guests to part with over £2,700! In the words of Major Lil:

We thank you all most sincerely and are proud to record your names and logos below, together with a selection of explanatory quotes

support

 

The Crown Hotel Harrogate is enormously proud to be part of this fund raising event along with the Rotary club of Harrogate Brigantes. A massive thank you must also be extended to the hotels food and drink suppliers for their valued support as well as local businesses for their donations. Our close ties with Rotary, local business and suppliers has ensured a hugely successful event
Mr Ali Kariminik, Managing Director Crown Hotel Harrogate

“Dear Mr. Andy, Ms. Charlotte and all
Namaste and greetings from Narayan Gurung Koney and my Mrs Chandra.
We would like to thank you all for the great effort that have been doing for Nepalese.
We also would like to express our sincerely thank to you all for the great hospitality
during our stay and looking forward to seeing you all in Nepal too.
With best regards
Narayan & Chandra"
Managing Director, Cheerful Holiday Ltd and Past President of the Rotary Club of the Himalayan Gurkhas
 
"It’s made me realise just how lucky I am to be a business owner within the Harrogate business community. We have a special place! When many are still working to recover from recession this partnership is something that Harrogate can be proud of”
Andy Morrison, Director of Andisa IT Consultants and President Elect of Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes.
 
“The Crown Hotel Harrogate is enormously proud to be part of this fund raising event along with the Rotary club of Harrogate Brigantes. A massive thank you must also be extended to the hotels food and drink suppliers for their valued support as well as local businesses for their donations. Our close ties with Rotary, local business and suppliers has ensured a hugely successful event”
Mr Ali Kariminik, Managing Director Crown Hotel Harrogate

 

"I spent a month in Nepal last year photographing Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club's IT, Literacy and Economic Regeneration project 'Changing Young Lives in Nepal'. I made many friends whilst I was out in Nepal including charismatic ex Gurkha, Major Lil Gurung MBE. I was immensely saddened to hear first hand from Major Lil of the devastation caused by the both the earthquake in April and its numerous aftershocks and I wanted to do something to help. When Crown Hotel General Manager and fellow Rotarian Sheldon Baudach proposed the idea of organising a totally sponsored charity dinner, this seemed like a unique opportunity for the Yorkshire business community to work together to help those less fortunate than ourselves."
Charlotte Gale, owner of Charlotte Gale Photography and member of The Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes

And finally, it is important to remember that every penny, yes, every penny of the money raised goes direct to our partner Rotary Clubs in Nepal and be spent to improve the lives, conditions and prospects of those most severely affected by the earthquake. A good example of how ROTARY WORKS!

 

If you were unable to attend the dinner, but would like to make a donation to our appeal, you can do so securely via the following link: http://bit.ly/Nepal-Dinner-Donations

 

 

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