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Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraiser – Shepparton
Many different Shepparton communitiesÂ joined together for Nepal.
In a few weeks the Shepparton community raised over $17,000 for Nepal.
We are still counting the funds so this tally will rise.
I was blown that we exceeded our goal of $10,000.
All funds raised will go to Hands With Hands Organisation, Nepal.
Funds were collected over the weeks leading up to a world music concert and performances, family activities, auction and candlelight ceremony on Saturday May 30th. It was so moving to seeÂ many different communities come together for Nepal.
Thank you so very very much to all who took part and supported our fundraiser. Thank you for helping Nepal
This is how the money will be used
These are some photos from Saturday night.
Buddha (who is visiting us from Nepal) made this amazing Stupa and map of Nepal
Aunt Irene does Welcome to Country
Miranda Borlini introduces the Darhnya mologa bangerang dance group
Annette Walton and Andie Geurin came over from Violet Town to entertain us with Indie Folk Music
And two of our local Nepalese ladies show us some Nepalese dancing
Talia one of our organisers shares a few words as does Imran Syed the CEO of Humanitarian Hearts who has been a wonderful support to us all.
Amazing Gutka Sikh Martial Arts display
A Nepalese grandmother visiting from Nepal cuddles here granddaughter Ivy, here with Bishal her son in law.
The Alkasem Youth were amazing volunteers on the day running activities and doing so very much to help
The St Paul’s Lutheran Church Congolese Choir sang to us
The Shepparton English Language Centre entertained us with wonderful Afghani dancing
Hands were pledged to Nepal with special messages
An auction was held
Delicious Indian food was provided by the Sikh community
These two little girls made bracelets and sold them on the day donating all the money to Nepal. Not only did they do that but they also emptied their piggy banks that they had been saving for a year.
An amazing musician from India played traditional punjabi music. His name is Sukhjinder Singh Laddi
Punjabi Dancers travelled from Melbourne
Kamal contacted me just after the earthquake struck Nepal and said would I like to help organiser a fundraiser. We joined together with others and made it happen.
The team of organisers. We were new at this. We’d never done anything like this before and had never worked together. It was amazing and emotional to bring this together and raise $17,000 in just a few weeks. We learnt a lot along the way and I know for certain I would totally do this again. A great team and new friends.
A candlelight ceremony was held as Buddha and Alim played the singing bowls.