We are a not for profit community group based in St Ives, Cornwall and we are looking for support from the crowdfunding community to help us organise the World Music and Food Fundraiser to be held in September 2015 in St Ives. The primary goals for this fundraising event are to raise awareness and much needed funds for children in Pokhara, Nepal who we have been supporting through various activities over the last year.
Money raised through crowdfunding will go towards putting on a quality fundraising event that will help us to deliver our primary goals and will have a lasting impact for contributors and beneficiaries. All profits from the event will be donated to Circle Home Children's Centre in Nepal. Our fundraising goal for the evening is £1000+. This will contribute directly to the construction of the Children's Home as well as ongoing disaster relief being carried out by the Circle Home project in the local community.
About the project
Sally McNamee, the UK fundraising coordinator for this project, became involved in community support work in Pokhara after her son spent an extensive period in the area assisting local community and social projects. Earlier this year, Sally and her daughter Sinead spent several months in Pokhara working with the local Circle Home project leader developing plans for establishing a children's home.
Since returning to the UK, Sally and Sinead have held several successful fundraising events raising over £1600 and just as importantly, gaining the support of the St Ives community and raising awareness of the struggles of daily life for children in rural Nepal.
The money raised at the World Music and Food Fundraiser in September will be used to help fund the building of the children's home in Pokhara, Nepal called Circle Home Children's Centre. The purpose of the home will be to provide a safe, secure and nurturing place for children from deprived communities and famillies to live while attending local schools and learning skills and trades that will help them support themselves and their famillies in the future.
When children are born into deprived and isolated communities they have little hope of breaking the poverty cycle that can hold them back for their entire lives. The education and development we hope to provide for these children will help break this cycle and ensure they have the opportunity for a better and happier future.
We will be hosting an evening of live music and cuisine of the Caribbean, Latin America, Southern Europe and the Middle/Far East on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at Mariners Gallery, Norway Square in St Ives, Cornwall (6.30 - 10.30pm). During the evening, Sally will be making a presentation on her work with Circle Home as well as running her Nepali Gift Shop, another element of her fundraising activity.
Any support towards this project would be greatly appreciated. We are pleased to offer exclusive VIP tickets to the event as a reward, limited availability. Standard tickets will be available to purchase on Cornish Riviera Box Office very soon.
Tyn Daga & Friends, keen supporters of this project, will be playing a diverse range of world music to complement the cuisine on offer. To find out more visit www.tyndaga.co.uk