Academy Asha Dinner

The Ballymena Academy Asha team with teachers John Donnelly, Toni Bassett and Catherine Donnelly at their recent fundraising evening in the school. INBT40-210AC
The Ballymena Academy Asha team with teachers John Donnelly, Toni Bassett and Catherine Donnelly at their recent fundraising evening in the school. INBT40-210AC

Members of Ballymena Academy’s Asha team have been overwhelmed by the success of last Thursday’s fundraising dinner held in the school.

Almost two hundred people attended the function at which more than £8000 was raised.

All the money will go to support the charity in providing accessible healthcare, a cleaner environment and a high standard of education for families in over 50 marginalised communities across Delhi.

A team of 13 pupils and three teachers hope to travel to Delhi on October 22 to work with Asha in the Tigri slum community.

They were overwhelmed by the generosity of family, friends, staff and the local Ballymena community in raising this fantastic sum.

The evening included an Indian meal served by Jane’s Kitchen, Indian dance and song by pupils, and a presentation on the work of Asha by teacher, Toni Bassett.

A charity draw & auction hosted by Robert Jenkins and featuring items kindly donated by local businesses raised a large sum for Asha on the night.

The progress of the team during their trip to Delhi can be followed on academyasha2013.blogspot.com