The numbers are in and the final total raised by this year's Raise the Roof for Nepal is £2,659! All proceeds will be donated to Help Nepal (helpnepal.net), the Samaanta Foundation and to support reconstruction work in the Langtang Valley.
Thanks again to everyone who supported the event: those who came, those who donated, our wonderful musicians and film-makers, those who gave their time and skills and their goods to auction.
Bootstrap Company, Dalston Roof Park & the DRP bar staff
Artists: Namlo, Ngawang Lodup and Yugal Gurung
DJs: DJ Ritu & DJ Sonny Syah
Film-makers: Asmita Shrish & Veemsen Lama
Food: Yak Bites
Auction donors: Kaffa Coffee, Fee Fee la Fou HQ
Shout out to: Charlie at NTS Radio, Ed at Resonance FM, Tash from Get in Her Ears
Mero Retro volunteers: Ely, Sam, Tony
Raise the Roof for Nepal 2017 took place the same day we all learned of the terrible and tragic fire that devastated Grenfell Tower. Since then we have been collecting donations for those affected by the fire and will be donating the money raised later this week.
After the success of last year's 'Raise the Roof for Nepal' charity fundraiser, we're taking over Dalston Roof Park once again on Wednesday the 14th June to serve up another unmissable mix of Nepali arts and culture, food and vintage fashion. As ever we're very grateful to the lovely people at Bootstrap Company for their continuing kind support.
All proceeds raised will be donated to charities working to empower Nepali communities and to rebuild the homes and schools of people still affected by the devastating spring of 2015 Nepal earthquakes, that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured more than 21,000. This year we're supporting Help Nepal again and also a number of other small, volunteer-led Nepali charities.
It's going to be an amazing evening so please come and join us for a joyous celebration of Nepali culture and the resilience of the Nepali people. We've got some real treats lined up including:
Last year we raised over £2,000 in total and this year we're hoping to do even better, so please join us for some serious fun and help us Raise the Roof!
Facebook event page: bit.ly/RtR4N17
Help Nepal Network: helpnepal.net
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