On 14 February the Dinner at Pangdean event took place to raise funds for the school and 140 guests attended and enjoyed an evening of Nepalese food and entertainment.
An amazing £3,679 was raised!
Jill Munday who organised the event and is a member of the Malagiri School committee gave us this report on the evening:
“Guests received a welcome from the Orpheus Young Singers and the Stagecoach Voices. It was wonderful to see young people giving their time to sing in aid of children less fortunate than themselves.
“Pangdean Barn looked fabulous and the atmosphere was warm and supportive throughout the evening. We were treated to an excellent curry meal and brilliant music from Gumpf.
“The stall selling Indian and Nepalese goods was busy all evening with buyers swarming around like bees – and the bar did pretty well too!
“Fundraising was a big part of the evening and there were some brilliant raffle prizes to be won including cash, a grocery hamper, meals at well known venues, and golf and sports experiences. There was also an auction which was great fun with guests bidding on items including a ballet class, singing lessons, golf day and wine tasting.
“Guests were also shown a short film and photos from the school which included a message from the Headteacher who highlighted the needs of the Malagiri community. These were emphasised by a former Ghurka who spoke poignantly of his experiences in Nepal and his love for the people. Peter and Michelle Fossey also spoke movingly about their father, Kevin, and his passion for Malagiri.
“The generosity and support of everyone was fantastic. A brilliant evening and thanks to all those who participated and supported the evening – and an even bigger thank you to everyone at Pangdean without whose support this amount would never have been achieved”
And of course thank you Jill for yet again organising such a brilliant event and we look forward to the next one!