A Night for Nepal

Nepal14 has decided to host A Night for Nepaland have recruited the help of the Edge Hotel School, and three of the country’s leading female chefs. The dinner will be accompanied by an auction and raffle.

The Edge Hotel School who are a vital part of our team here at Wivenhoe House, are hosting a charity event in collaboration with Nepal14 and three of the country’s leading female chefs, where they will be hosting a dinner accompanied by an auction and a raffle.

The inspiration behind A Night for Nepal stems from a trek undertaken by 22 individuals in 2014, during which £140,000 was raised for Springboard, the hospitality industry charity which supports disadvantaged young people into work. In addition to completing an 85km challenge trekking through the Annapurna mountain range in the foothills of the Himalayas, the volunteers also spent three days building classrooms at the Shree Mahendra Bal Lower School.

The difference they made to the facilities at the school, together with the enthusiasm of the children and staff, inspired the trekkers to continue supporting the school, located in a remote mountain village near Kathmandu, upon their return to the UK.

This they have done in association with Children of the Mountain (COTM), a charity supporting the poorest children in rural Nepal by providing them with opportunities through education and personal development. The newly created Nepal14 group, set up to co-ordinate future fund-raising activities, were delighted with COTM’s vision to make Shree Mahendra Bal a “showcase” school in the Kathmandu area and use it as a demonstration site for future supporters of the charity.

The initial plan was to put teacher training in place, followed by the building of a kindergarten. However, within days of the plan being finalised, the earthquake of May 2015 occurred, causing widespread devastation to the school.

Faced with the challenge of almost totally rebuilding the school, Nepal14 has decided to host  A Night for Nepal and in doing so has recruited the help of one of the leading lights in UK hospitality education, the Edge Hotel School, and three of the country’s leading female chefs, Lisa Goodwin-Allen, Madalene Bonvini-Hamel and Chantelle Nicholson. The dinner will be accompanied by an auction and raffle.

In addition to creating a new school, encompassing a kindergarten, the fund-raising initiative will also help fund the training of teachers, school meals, uniforms, books and creative materials. All new classrooms will be built to specifications to withstand any future earthquake.

Thursday 05 May 2016
At Wivenhoe House, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3FA
Drinks: 7.00pm
Carriages: Midnight
Tickets: Table of 10 for £1000
Dress code: Lounge Suit/Cocktail Dress
Special accommodation rates have been made available to guests attending the event.  Please ask when booking your table.

Tickets for this chairty event will be £100 per person, please contact salesnepal16@gmail.com for more information on this event and to reserve your space for a fantastic cause.


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By car:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again into Park Road. The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex but Park Road leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see the glorious house from the road.

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By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.