UK project fundraiser, Jolana arranged a night of live music just before Christmas to raise awareness and funds for the Aandhimul Project. She did a great job, there were over 10 live acts. Mainly solo guitarists ranging in genre, from folk to rock, all in their own style and very good! See the videos below.
Jolana found most of her artists through friends and friends of friends, and all were willing to do it free of charge and for a good cause, The Aandhimul Project wants to say a MASSIVE Thank You!!! to all the artists who perfomed that night.
The event took place in the George pub in Hitchin Town Centre, Hertfordshire, in their function room without charge, thank you George Pub!
We also did a raffle for those attending. The prizes in the raffle consisted all of things brought back by Lee from his recent trip to Nepal, including two things made by villagers from Aandhimul. A ‘Mandro’ (bamboo floor mat) and a ‘Nanglo’ (bamboo rice shaker). Other things included Nepali tea and coffee, handmade paper, incense a tibetan singing bell and more. You can see in the first picture above Jolana calling out the numbers and in a video below too.
In total we raised over £100 in the raffle, all going towards the project, and even better, Jolana had some extra money donated from her company that she has put into the project’s account. All together totaling £685.74 ‘Thank You!’, and this money will be transfered in March 2009 to be used on Spring project programmes. Details of which will come in future blogs.