SPA UK Sandesh 2017 - Page 78

Wellingborough We’ve had yet another busy year in Wellingborough with much of it concentrated on our community, cultural and charity projects. We’ve now raised almost £35,000 for over 40 local, national and international charities and disaster appeals. In 2016 we raised funds for 2 local charities donating £1,001 each to: • Niamh’s Next Step - who raise funds and support children diagnosed with cancer, primarily Neuroblastoma • Glamis Hall – a local community and wellbeing centre for the over 50s, particularly the elderly In addition to this, we continue to sponsor child education in Gujarat and support the annual HQ fundraising appeals. Our nominated charities for 2017 are also both local to Northamptonshire: • Dostiyo - an organisation for Asian men and women providing social activities and help them overcome cultural, religious, physical and social barriers that they face in their daily lives • Independent Diabetes Trust – an organisation for people living with diabetes run by people living with diabetes As always, we’d like to thank our branch members There was a fantastic music set from DJ Baz from and friends from other communities who continue Leicester, a raffle, tombola and some lovely food. to give us their support and backing. Here are During the evening, cheque presentations were some of our branch activities from the last 12 made to our two charities for 2016: Chelsea’s months. Angels and Glamis Hall who both received £1,001 Hawaiian Charity Fundraiser each. On Saturday 12 November 2016, Wellingborough The committee are very appreciative and express branch celebrated the 9th Annual Charity thanks to the many volunteers who helped Fundraiser at The Ruby Lounge in Diana’s Health engineer such a successful event. Also, very big & Fitness Club, Wellingborough with a Hawaiian thanks to the numerous people and companies theme. On ce again, this event was very well that donated prizes for the raffle and tombola. supported with just over 150 people in attendance from various communities. 76 vol. 42 | Prajapati Sandesh 2017