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Nepal fundraiser success

ARECENT event was held at  the Westway Cinema to raise money for people affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Organiser Alison Murdoch said, “We attracted a crowd of around 80 people, and made an amazing total of £810 for the charity HelpTibet, which is working with some of the most remote villages affected by the earthquake.

“The charity is hoping to prototype an earthquake-proof house at a cost of around £2,000 per family, so we may try to do another fundraising event in the autumn to raise enough for a whole house, as a gift from Frome to Nepal.

“Our guests enjoyed a slide show of photos of Nepal, a raffle, the screening of the film Road to Peace, and a Q&A with the director Leon Stuparich, who was in the middle of a penniless interfaith pilgrimage from London to Glastonbury.

“Thanks to those who donated raffle prizes including Hibiscus, Strada, Blue Moon, the Garden Cafe, Herbs on the Hill and Frome Wholefoods.”

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed more than 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000.

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