This weekend we had a visit from Uli and Herbert Schneeweis, who are heavily involved in the foundation Kinderhilfe Nepal Mitterfels, an organisation that the Circus has been helping to raise money for over the past year. The projects that they support in Nepal include a school and a children’s home, as well as individual projects such as the recent health camp for women and children in one of the most rural and remote corners of the country.
Because Uli and Herbert were coming to Berlin we thought it would be nice to have a little party in their honour, and at the same time raise some more cash for the different projects in Nepal. Jim cooked one of his infamous curries, which we “sold” for donations, and Uli and Herbert brought a slideshow of pictures from Nepal, the children’s home and the school, as well as a selection of Nepalese handicrafts to sell.
We were also able to hand over the money we raised from our summer fleamarket, and on Saturday evening – thanks to the donations of hungry backpackers and marathon runners – we raised another €170 for Kinderhilfe Nepal Mitterfels. It was a really great evening, with some nice people, some tasty grub, and a few cold beers, and we wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to Uli and Herbert for coming and for all their work, as well as to everyone who came by and made some donations.
There will be some more fundraising events coming up in the future, so keep checking the blog and we will keep you posted. Here are some more photographs from the evening…
(above: serving up a curry to the hungry. Hey Jim, it was yummy!)
(above: some of the Nepalese handicrafts for sale)
(above: In the spirit of the Oktoberfest, our donations jar was a one litre beer mug. Altogether, over the past year, the guests and staff of the Circus have raised around a thousand euros for Kinderhilfe Nepal Mitterfels…thanks to everyone!)