Rotary Club to hold annual dinner dance

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MASERU — The Rotary Club of Maseru will hold its annual gala dinner dance at the Lesotho Sun Hotel and Casino next month.
The main purpose of the gala is raising funds for Lesotho’s orphans and underprivileged children, with organisers targeting at least M50000 from the event.
Part of the money will be used to pay school fees for the vulnerable children, according to the organisers.  
“The Rotary Club of Maseru is once again, preparing for its annual Gala Dinner Dance to raise funds for its many community service projects,” Rotary Club of Maseru vice-president Deepak Pullanikkatil told the Lesotho Times on Monday.
“The gala will be held on the 29th of January, 2010 at the Lesotho Sun Hotel and Casino.”
Pullanikkatil said the club would want to initiate projects — both long and short term — that would benefit the country’s many disadvantaged children.
“We are targeting to raise at least M50000 from this event alone, in order to meet our many priorities,” he said.
“Proceeds will be used to initiate projects for the benefit of the needy, especially children. We have decided to channel some of the money into education; those that will be sponsored are students whose families are unable to raise enough funds for their children’s education.”
Pullanikkatil added there would also be a ‘silent’ auction, where guests will be asked to donate ‘something’ for the needy.
“There will be a ‘silent’ auction alongside the gala. People attending the show will be given a chance to donate something for the needy.”
He said collections will be handed over to beneficiaries between March and April next year.
Meanwhile, Pullanikkatil is appealing for everyone’s support in the project.
“We are hoping our plans and fundraising efforts will be successful; then can we be in a position to help the needy,” he said.

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