A Big Thank You to the Nepalese Community in Nuneaton

Our manager, John, Andrew, one of our volunteers and Paul, one of our service users were among guests who attended a recent fundraising dinner in aid of Nepalese charity Blind Rocks.

Blind Rocks was founded by Sristi KC, a dancer from Nepal who lost her sight at 16. She wanted to empower others in the same situation and started holding workshops for visually impaired people in India. These proved so successful that she decided to establish her charity, which seeks to motivate people who lose their sight to still play an active role in life. Sristi was in the UK to launch what she hopes will be one of many international branches of Blind Rocks.

The event was held at Nuneaton's Cross Khukris Gurkha Restaurant, and as well as serving a delicious meal of traditional Nepalese food, Nuneaton's Gurkha community also auctioned a painting to raise funds. Altogether this raised a fabulous £261.50, which has been kindly donated to Warwickshire Vision Support! Restaurant owner Om Gurung also donated a cheque for £500 to Sristi's charity.

Everyone had a wonderful day, and we'd like to say a huge thanks to the Gurkhas for organising this event.

For more information about Blind Rocks go to www.blindrocks.org