Tuesday, December 07, 2010

It's party time for Toybank UK at Baylis House!

After all the hard work put in by Rashmi one of our volunteers in UK,her children, cousins and friends, it was finally time for the colorful day when people got to enjoy a delicious meal and a fun evening to raise funds for Toybank at Baylis House!


Shruthi, one of our Toybankers from the UK core committee reports about the event which happened on 19th of Nov:

"Rashmi Kharbanada who runs Kumon classes for kids hosted a glittering dinner and dance charity show for Toybank and she looked enthusiastic and overwhelmed with the response she received on the day.

The evening was well planned and there were about 80-100 people in the hall with Seema Sharma, the guest speaker for the night delivered a meaningful speech about Toybank and her experiences of meeting the kids at Dharavi, Mumbai. Also she mentioned about her meeting with Shweta Chari and how she was bowled over by Toybank.


Seema Sharma got to know about Toybank through Channel 4's Slumdog Secret Millionaire. She has helped us put Toybank on the map and opened doors in the UK for us and is still continuing to help with her generosity.

The night had it all and started off with entertaining performances, followed by food, raffles and dance. The crowd enjoyed watching little children proudly show off their aerobatic moves and young girls grooving to the latest Bollywood music. The Dhol squad group increased the noise levels and filled the room with their rhythmic music and a bollywood/bangra dance teacher helped the novice dancers shake their fear away with his simple dance steps and tips.




Roshan, also part of the UK core committee made it to the event and we had fun through out. We like to thank Rashmi for her extraordinary effort in raising money for Toybank through this event. Well done Rashmi - hip hip hurray!!! "

Well done girls! We are proud of you! 

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