International Women’s Day celebrated at the Gurkha Durbar

The International Women’s Day was held at the Gurkha Durbar, Grayshott on 8 March 2016.  Thirty nine ladies from eleven different countries attended the lunch. The three course Nepalese Buffet was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone specially the sweet desert.


Dr Sally Grainger gave a talk about Powerful Women in Ancient Times. This was followed by Ishani Bhoola who entertained us with some beautiful melodies on her violin. Then, Caroline Black, made everyone aware of WASPI (Women Against State Pension Inequality) Campaign. Some of those present signed an online petition.

As usual, there was much excitement as many wonderful Raffle prizes donated by local businesses raised £400.

The group unanimously agreed to support a local charity this year and the suggestion of the Crossways Counselling Haslemere, which was put forward by Susanna Brown, was selected as it is a very local registered charity providing subsidised counselling for local people (mainly women) of all denominations in the wider area. We felt that it was a very apt choice for the International Women’s Day.

I would like to thank everyone who joined in to make it all so enjoyable. I would also like to thank all the businesses who donated thee wonderful Raffle Prizes for our cause.


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