The UK-initiated team is comprised of 39 children and adults representing the UK, USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, India and Australia; each family was busy this past spring holding fundraisers at school, work, and in their communities. The team needed to raise money to cover the cost of the materials for each house ( £620) plus an additional £160 per house to build wells that will support five families each. The team raised a grand total of more than £27,000 for Cambodia.
Some of the ways that funds were raised:
- Japanese tea ceremony
- Snack and bake sales
- Dress-down days at school and office
- Quiz events
- “House and Home” luncheon
We were so fortunate to meet these two wonderful Cambodian ladies living here in England. Kanika has co-authored (with her mother) an award-winning cookbook, Ambarella Cambodian Cuisine
. Var was the first Cambodian refugee to England having survived and escaped the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime. She is an accomplished carver of fruit and vegetables and was inspired to create two amazing displays for Tabitha and the Nokor Tep hospital. We certainly appreciate their support of our programmes!
Cycle Sportive supports Tabitha cottage industry
Thanks to 2 Wheels and a Piece of Cake for partnering with Tabitha for their first sportive, “Belles of Belvoir” , on June 7th. Each of the 135 riders received a bright, silk beaded bracelet in an organza pouch as part of her welcome pack. Large orders like these help keep Tabitha seamstresses in Phnom Penh busy earning much-needed income.
Photos from the fundraising events