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Andover Nepalese Community host social event

Andover’s Nepalese Community is holding its first-ever Charity Dinner Night on Friday 29th March 2019.

Roj Gurung the Chairman of Andover Nepalese Community says,  “On behalf of Andover Nepalese Community I have the honour of inviting guests from Andover to our event.”

The inaugural event is at the Wolversdene Club on Friday 29th March from 6pm. Tickets are £50.00 per person for the event which aims to introduce people to the growing Nepalese community in and around Andover. It includes a 3-course meal, entertainment and a fun auction facilitated by local radio station 95.9FM Andover Radio.

“The primary aim of this event is to raise funds to support Andover Nepalese Community’s aspiration to purchase its own community building” says Roj Gurung. “This is our medium to long-term goal and this event is the beginning of our campaign to raise funds in order to achieve our goal.”

The evening also provides the opportunity for a social get-together.  The Andover Nepalese Community have confirmed their attendance at this year’s Andover Armed Forces Day and are arranging with the Gurkha Museum to organise a mobile shop at the event on June 29th.

The dinner will be in the form of Gurkha curries prepared by our own professional Gurkha Chefs.  The evening will also feature a Gurkha Piper as well as a couple of traditional Nepali dances. There will also be an auction, hosted by Andover Radio’s Ben Tuffin.

Ben says, “The auction is thanks to prizes donated from people and organisations in Andover will be a fun, energetic way to meet and learn about the Nepalese community, socialise and enjoy some of the best food in the world.”

Britain and Nepal have a strong and long standing relationship that goes back as far as 1815 when Britain started recruiting Gurkhas in the East India Company.

Since then, the Brigade of Gurkhas has conducted itself with distinction during numerous conflicts worldwide.

Roj Gurung adds, “I do sincerely hope that people from Andover will be able to support this event.  Ten years ago there were only around 35 Ghurkas in Andover. Today our community has significantly increased and in 2010 Andover Nepalese Community was formed and today we have 103 household memberships.”

“The Andover Nepalese Community is very much look forward to welcoming you to our event.”

MORE EVENT INFO HERE: ANC Charity Dinner Poster

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David Harber

David Harber is the founder and Managing Director of Love Andover, including the Love Andover Observer newspaper and 95.9FM Andover Radio. He is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and a card carrying member of the Nation Union of Journalists.