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Volunteers Curry Favour With Disabled Groups!

Jun 27, 2008, 5:23 AM

The Gambia's favourite do-gooders the VSO volunteers are at it again. A group, from the over forty strong contingent currently working the country, have organised the third annual Big Curry Night. But this is not simply another party this is a fundraiser in aid of the Disabled People's Organisations of The Gambia. VSO has been working with the Disabled Peoples' Organisations of The Gambia since 2003. There are nine of them all in all and while they vary in size and in the number of years they've been in operation but they all suffer from a lack of resources. Many depend heavily on unpaid staff and have no running costs budget. Some have been successful in finding funding to support projects but all of them find it difficult to actually run their offices.

The Big Curry Night aims to raise money to do just that: to help ensure the survival of these tremendously worthy organisations, who campaign for and represent some of the most disadvantaged people in The Gambia. The evening itself promises to be a night of hi-jinks and good food with many prizes generously donated by a variety of local businesses who, a source has informed Entertainment, were only too delighted to help out when they realised it was in aid of such a worthy and deserving cause. Patrons of the fundraiser are promised an array of gastronomic delights as the event is being catered by The Clay Oven and Safari Gardens, both among the top purveyors of exquisite culinary indulgences in The Gambia.

Other businesses have not been found wanting with The Ngala Lodge chipping in with some mouth-watering spot prizes for the raffle and our very own Julbrew rising to the occasion by donating a significant amount of beer to the bar. This donation means that all takings can go directly towards the cause of empowering some of the most vulnerable people in our community. The Big Curry Night will be held tomorrow Saturday 28th June 2008 between 7pm and 11pm at the British High Commission which, Entertainment has been informed, has once again provided incredible support to the volunteers. All are welcome and encouraged to support the volunteers in their worthy efforts.