Ladies Day

Matt Dodds reports….

The weather forecast wasn’t looking good for our second “Ladies Day” fundraising event with some of the organisers suggesting postponement till later in the year, but hey this is Scotl and

and when it comes to weather it’s just a lottery. It was decided that, where our inaugural event was held in the garden, 2011’ s would be moved into the garage.

Our leading ladies then went about scouring the internet for decoration for the garage to be converted into a South Seas tropical outpost in the outskirts of Galston. After some sleepless nights and a lot of prep work, by our most able organisers and friends, the day arrived, sunshine, cloud and very, very windy but no rain.

Over 70 guests arrived some adorned in their brightly coloured Hawaiian outfits and on arrival a glass of tropical hooch and a garland were their welcoming  treats as they entered the plush indoor event.

A photo presentation of the school and Health clinics held in 2009 and 2011 was given by myself, giving background and more up to date information of what had been achieved over the past few years.

The day progressed with plentiful of food, refreshments, Baking display, Plant sale, Baking sale, raffle and our “Buy a Brick” for Helambu.

Our guests having arrived at 1400hrs were starting to depart by 1800hrs, having enjoyed a rare old time, and few a wee bit later than that. Ladies Day 2011 raised just over £2,000 and with some add on’s will be just over £3,000. A big thankyou must go to everyone who supported the event and mostly our organising committee of – Jeanette, Barbara, Elizabeth, Mae, Annie, Mary and all the helpers in setting up and clearing up the event.

A wee thanks to Galston BB, Galston Parish Church, St Sophias Church and Kilmarnock Scouts who helped out with chairs, tables and a marquee.

Matt has been a key fundraiser for Helambu Project since 2008.

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