TEA Cares holds grand fundraising gala

TEA Cares holds grand fundraising gala
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Valentines Day is just around the corner and people of all ages are gearing up to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones Cashing in on the high spirit of Valentines Day frenzy, TEA Cares Foundation conducted Valentines Day Bash at Taj Faluknuma to raise funds for children from marginalised sections

  • Cashing in on the Valentine’s Day frenzy, the foundation organised a couples only gala to raise funds for children from marginalised sections

Hyderabad: Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and people of all ages are gearing up to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones. Cashing in on the high spirit of Valentine’s Day frenzy, TEA Cares Foundation conducted Valentine’s Day Bash at Taj Faluknuma to raise funds for children from marginalised sections.

The couples only gala was curated to celebrate relationships with exemplary food, drinks, music over a fun evening.

The couples at the gala were socialising over drinks and soulful Sufi music played live while soaking in on the enchanted views of the city from the balcony of the magnificent Faluknuma Palace.

Shilpa Rao, Secretary of TEA Cares Foundation said, “the foundation was started by Expats in 2007 and we support five different NGOs in Hyderabad.

As TEA Cares we have volunteers and expats, we weekly go and support this NGOS by teaching them arts and crafts, soft skills, etc. We have annual fundraisers like this to support the cause which we are pursuing.”

About the event, Shilpa said, “the invite is for 45 couples and we are hosting a curated 5-course dinner on 101 dining table. We handpicked the couples, who are really interested in the cause and then all these proceeds will go to the NGOs that we support.

At this event, we also unveiled our new venture Helping Hands, where we will invite youngsters from age 16-21 to be volunteers for the foundation. The youngsters are future of this nation and we will help them in making our nation a better place.”

The NGOs supported by TEA Cares are Sivananda Rehabilitation Home, which provides treatment, care and rehabilitation of patients suffering from leprosy and tuberculosis; Prardhana Trust takes cares of govt primary school for underprivileged children, SAFA, People for Animals, PAWMENCAP, a parents’ association for the welfare of mentally and physically handicapped.

Board members and volunteers now include both locals and expats motivated by similar social responsibility goals. Every donation is 100 per cent leveraged towards the pre-identified social projects, Shilpa added.

The Valentine's Gala was attended by Deputy Consul Elodie Texier and Monsieur Texier, Consulate General of French, Bangalore; Isabelle Collin and Venkat Reddy, Alliance Francaise Hyderabad; Peter and Anne Carberry, Director General of ICRISAT and UN Diplomats; Aude-Emeline Loriot Nurbianto, Director, Alliance Francaise

Hyderabad amongst other dignitaries

The Foundation till now has mobilised volunteers and funds to paint the buildings of Sivananda Rehab Home. Also provided bedding material for 100 residents.

Sponsored the purchase of a transportation van for the children of the residents.

TEA has provided stationary materials and mobilised volunteers to conduct weekly lessons at Mastan Nagar government school.

Also contributed to school infrastructure and to paint school building at Parvath Nagar Govt School.

They have organised summer camps at these government schools under Prardhana Trust among other endeavours.

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