The #Hands4Nepal fundraiser, which is a community collaboration between Sikhs Engaging in Welfare Activities together with the Al Kasem Youth Organisation, Punjabi Youth Club, members of the Nepalese community and others, will bring the community together to enjoy world music, multicultural food, performances, children’s activities and provide the community with a chance to purchase a hand to write a message to those affected by the earthquake and raise much needed emergency relief funding.
With the death toll and destruction caused by the recent earthquakes in
Nepal being reported as the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country, a group of locals are banding together and inviting the community to give a helping hand at a special Nepal Earthquake Relief Fundraising event this weekend.
The first of two quakes struck Nepal on April 25 followed by the second on Tuesday, May 12, throwing the Nepalese into a state of shock having only just begun to recover from the first quake. As at Sunday, the death toll stood at 8,583 and the Nepalese communities have been left devastated.
Event Co-organiser, Sarmed Yassin said, “We are asking the community to dig deep and donate anything they can to help. Every little bit makes a big difference.
“The event will be a day for everyone to enjoy and to enable them to show their support for those affected by the earthquakes.
“We have made some hands available for purchase from St Georges Road Post Office for $25, which the community can write a message of support on for the people of Nepal.
“We are also holding an auction with items available including a signed Victorian Bushrangers cricket bat from Cricket Victoria and art pieces by local Artist, Tank.
“100 percent of the funds raised will be going to help with services and emergency relief for those affected and will be provided to the Australian foundation in Nepal at the moment, Hands with Hands Foundation.
“The local Nepalese are devastated about the earthquakes but are so happy that our local community is coming together to provide support.”
For further information or to make a pledge contact:
- Liz Arcus on 0407 861 303
- Gurpartap Singh on 0421 987 586
- Kamaldeep Singh on 0423 654 033
- Talia Humphrey on 0448 391 945
- Sarmed Yassin on 0403 720 443