09 February 2010

The Barnes Ball

On Friday night I was invited to the Barnes Ball. It was an Indian themed night, which was a perfect excuse for dressing up, hence the sari photograph. The ball raised money for a number charities, both local and further afield.

One of the charities is “The under tree schools” in southern Sudan. This project is building a future for girls who would otherwise not get an education. They are providing a good future for a town that was ravaged by the civil war in Sudan for the best part of fifty years. Education for the girls will help lift their community out of subexistence and bring them a better life.

It was a really fun, well-organised event and thousands of pounds were raised. There were Indian Bhangra drummers, Bollywood-style dancers and fabulous food.

The highlight of the evening, for me, was watching us westerners dancing in Indian attire; no mean feat I must say. Those saris were unravelling as much as the party-goers were.

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